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The Resource Elektromagnetism, Philip Zimmermann

Elektromagnetism, Philip Zimmermann

Label
Elektromagnetism
Title
Elektromagnetism
Statement of responsibility
Philip Zimmermann
Title variation
Electromagnetism
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Artists' book created by Philip Zimmerman as an exploration of how science can serve as a springboard for artistic creation, using as inspiration William Gilbert's "De magnete," the first treatise on electricity and magnetism, published in London in 1600.
Cataloging source
UUM
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N7433.4.Z56
LC item number
E44 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
Zimmerman was one of 27 book artists invited by curator Carol Barton to create an original work of art for the traveling exhibition "Science and the Artist's Book," sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution Library and the Washington Project for the Arts in 1995. Each artist was asked to choose a book from the 200-volume collection "Heralds of Science" housed in the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology at the Smithsonian. Zimmerman based Elektromagnetism on Gilbert's "De magnete," a treatise important not only for its discussions on electricity and magnetism, but also for its proponence of scientific testing methods to prove hypotheses. As a counterpoint to Gilbert's work, Zimmerman was also inspired by an early 1920s self-help book, "Instantaneous Personal Magnetism" and uses these two texts as a metaphor for why humans are attracted to each another
Label
Elektromagnetism, Philip Zimmermann
Instantiates
Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Note
  • Accordion fold book is shaped like a bolt of electricity or lightning bolt, consisting of ten panels that can be unfolded and extended to 305 cm (10 feet). The two accompanying wooden stands allow the book to be displayed as a three-dimensional object when the lower edge of each of the endboards is inserted into a groove on the top of the stand
  • "Elektromagnetism was produced on an Apple Macintosh Quadra 840av computer in 1994 and 1995 in Barrytown NY. It was printed by IRIS inkjet at Cone Editions Press in East Topsham, VT on Rives BFK in an edition of 100, of which this is No......The book was handcut, then glued on TrueCore acid-free boards. All materials used throughout are neutral pH. The IRIS inks are especially formulated for Cone Editions and are lightfast under 450 LUX, 12 hours per day for seventeen to twenty years and are totally dark safe. They are not standard IRIS inks. A final Ultra-Violet protective coating is screened on by Cone Editions and adds increased protections. The inks remain water soluble, so all care must be taken to not handle the book with hands that have any kind of moisture"--Colophon on artist's statement, laid-in
  • Limited edition of about 20 copies. According to Zimmerman, "I had originally planned on producing an edition of 100 but only about 20 were produced because of the extraordinary cost of the IRIS printing which was about $250 per book. IRIS has since gone out of business and there are no IRIS printers still functioning and no available spare parts available"--Artist's statement on Space Heater website
Accompanying material
2 wooden display bases (41 x 6 cm)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
14 x 41 cm +
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is number 13 of a limited edition of about 20 copies; signed and numbered by the artist. Book, two wooden stands, and artist's statement housed in light blue cardboard clamshell case. Purchase, Califia Books, San Francisco, CA, 1995.
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34069816
  • ucoclc34069816
Label
Elektromagnetism, Philip Zimmermann
Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Note
  • Accordion fold book is shaped like a bolt of electricity or lightning bolt, consisting of ten panels that can be unfolded and extended to 305 cm (10 feet). The two accompanying wooden stands allow the book to be displayed as a three-dimensional object when the lower edge of each of the endboards is inserted into a groove on the top of the stand
  • "Elektromagnetism was produced on an Apple Macintosh Quadra 840av computer in 1994 and 1995 in Barrytown NY. It was printed by IRIS inkjet at Cone Editions Press in East Topsham, VT on Rives BFK in an edition of 100, of which this is No......The book was handcut, then glued on TrueCore acid-free boards. All materials used throughout are neutral pH. The IRIS inks are especially formulated for Cone Editions and are lightfast under 450 LUX, 12 hours per day for seventeen to twenty years and are totally dark safe. They are not standard IRIS inks. A final Ultra-Violet protective coating is screened on by Cone Editions and adds increased protections. The inks remain water soluble, so all care must be taken to not handle the book with hands that have any kind of moisture"--Colophon on artist's statement, laid-in
  • Limited edition of about 20 copies. According to Zimmerman, "I had originally planned on producing an edition of 100 but only about 20 were produced because of the extraordinary cost of the IRIS printing which was about $250 per book. IRIS has since gone out of business and there are no IRIS printers still functioning and no available spare parts available"--Artist's statement on Space Heater website
Accompanying material
2 wooden display bases (41 x 6 cm)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
14 x 41 cm +
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is number 13 of a limited edition of about 20 copies; signed and numbered by the artist. Book, two wooden stands, and artist's statement housed in light blue cardboard clamshell case. Purchase, Califia Books, San Francisco, CA, 1995.
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34069816
  • ucoclc34069816

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