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The Resource Evidence of compression, Julie Chen

Evidence of compression, Julie Chen

Label
Evidence of compression
Title
Evidence of compression
Statement of responsibility
Julie Chen
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Artist's book by Julie Chen, exploring the history of a woman as a stone, which is, according to the artist, "composed of the residue of countless words that had once been spoken out loud, and have now all but been forgotten, like the sound of voices in a distant dream, memories, and deep emotion."
Cataloging source
UUM
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
Over a lifetime, these words, insights, dreams, memories, and emotions accumulate, layer by layer, and are compressed by the forces of daily living, the unrelenting passing of days, and the secret thoughts and actions of the heart, into something solid, "a tangible record of connections"--just as a stone is created by particles of sediment, sand and earth compressed by the earth's forces
Label
Evidence of compression, Julie Chen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from top (outside) surface of box lid; author and imprint from inside surface of box lid
  • The "book" is comprised of layers of handmade paper, colored to resemble different shades of brown, gray, and blue slate, glued together in an oval stack to form a "stone". The hinged lid opens to reveal a central core: two tiny semi-circular books nested within "age rings"--as in a cross-section cut of stone or tree trunk--represented here as lines of text. When the magnetic covers of each half-book are joined together, a three-dimensional round stone takes shape
  • Issued in a box covered in gold and lavender iridescent silk; cut-out of a stone affixed on a background of printed lines of text set into square niche in top of box lid; printed title within small rectangular niche below. Inside box, the stone/book rests on a bed of gray suede, with colophon underneath, printed in brown on tan paper, visible through oval opening in center
  • "This bookwork was designed and produced by Julie Chen. The many layers of board used in its creation were cut using a laser cutter in the digital book arts lab which was part of an exhibition at the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation in the spring and summer of 2000 entitled Experiments in the Future of Reading. The handmade paper which covers these multitudinous layers was custom made by Bonnie Cohen. Other papers used in this book include Fabriano Roma, and Okawara. All other elements were designed, printed, and assembled in the studios of Flying Fish Press. Special thanks to Anna Sacramento for her tireless assistance in the bindery, and to the research group RED of Xerox PARC for designing the exhibition that helped to make this project possible..."--Colophon
  • Limited ed. of 25 copies
Dimensions
16 x 20 x 8 cm in box 23 x 21 x 9 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is number 9 of a limited ed. of 25 copies; signed by the artist on the bottom of the large layered stone.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50806224
  • ucoclc50806224
Label
Evidence of compression, Julie Chen
Publication
Note
  • Title from top (outside) surface of box lid; author and imprint from inside surface of box lid
  • The "book" is comprised of layers of handmade paper, colored to resemble different shades of brown, gray, and blue slate, glued together in an oval stack to form a "stone". The hinged lid opens to reveal a central core: two tiny semi-circular books nested within "age rings"--as in a cross-section cut of stone or tree trunk--represented here as lines of text. When the magnetic covers of each half-book are joined together, a three-dimensional round stone takes shape
  • Issued in a box covered in gold and lavender iridescent silk; cut-out of a stone affixed on a background of printed lines of text set into square niche in top of box lid; printed title within small rectangular niche below. Inside box, the stone/book rests on a bed of gray suede, with colophon underneath, printed in brown on tan paper, visible through oval opening in center
  • "This bookwork was designed and produced by Julie Chen. The many layers of board used in its creation were cut using a laser cutter in the digital book arts lab which was part of an exhibition at the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation in the spring and summer of 2000 entitled Experiments in the Future of Reading. The handmade paper which covers these multitudinous layers was custom made by Bonnie Cohen. Other papers used in this book include Fabriano Roma, and Okawara. All other elements were designed, printed, and assembled in the studios of Flying Fish Press. Special thanks to Anna Sacramento for her tireless assistance in the bindery, and to the research group RED of Xerox PARC for designing the exhibition that helped to make this project possible..."--Colophon
  • Limited ed. of 25 copies
Dimensions
16 x 20 x 8 cm in box 23 x 21 x 9 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is number 9 of a limited ed. of 25 copies; signed by the artist on the bottom of the large layered stone.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50806224
  • ucoclc50806224

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