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Japan assemblage, Howard Munson

Label
Japan assemblage
Title
Japan assemblage
Statement of responsibility
Howard Munson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One-of-a-kind artist's book by book artist and printmaker Howard Munson, containing personal photos, found photos, drawings, fragments of text in Japanese characters, collages, and pop-ups inspired by words and concepts related to Munson's visit to Japan in 2008.
Cataloging source
CLU
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
Experimenting with traditional book format, Munson binds an accordion-style book in illustrated boards covered with paper collage within traditional book covers. Captions throughout identify the pairs of concepts which inspired the artist's selection, arrangement, and amodification of the artwork and photographs: Reflections/Inspiration, Tradition/Conformity, Kabuki/Manga, Excess/Simplicity, and Visible/Invisible
Label
Japan assemblage, Howard Munson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Munson's unique first Japan assemblage; a unique second version, Japan assemblage No. 2, "smaller, and with some different images," was also created in 2010
  • Exterior covers are patterned Japanese cotton fabric over boards, featuring jumping koi in teal, red, blue, and white, and cloth-and-bone pin toggle closures; front cover lined with blue bookcloth, to which cut-outs of Kabuki characters have been affixed; accordion structure attached to back cover. The book's title-page--a color illustrated blue cloth-covered board--also serves as one of three interior "covers," the other two "covers" being decorated boards covered with collages of illustrations, Japanese texts, and squares of metallic foils and colored papers. The arrangement of covers within covers, covers as title-pages, covers as leaves, and covers as illustrations challenges traditional book format
  • Lenox 100% rag paper
  • In blue cloth-covered slipcase, as issued by the artist; paper spine label, printed in black and red
Dimensions
40 x 26 cm. in case 41 x 27 x 5 cm.
Extent
1 v. ([20] leaves)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: one-of-a-kind edition, signed in pencil by the artist. Purchase, Vamp & Tramp Booksellers, 2010
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)671846617
  • ucoclc671846617
Label
Japan assemblage, Howard Munson
Publication
Note
  • Munson's unique first Japan assemblage; a unique second version, Japan assemblage No. 2, "smaller, and with some different images," was also created in 2010
  • Exterior covers are patterned Japanese cotton fabric over boards, featuring jumping koi in teal, red, blue, and white, and cloth-and-bone pin toggle closures; front cover lined with blue bookcloth, to which cut-outs of Kabuki characters have been affixed; accordion structure attached to back cover. The book's title-page--a color illustrated blue cloth-covered board--also serves as one of three interior "covers," the other two "covers" being decorated boards covered with collages of illustrations, Japanese texts, and squares of metallic foils and colored papers. The arrangement of covers within covers, covers as title-pages, covers as leaves, and covers as illustrations challenges traditional book format
  • Lenox 100% rag paper
  • In blue cloth-covered slipcase, as issued by the artist; paper spine label, printed in black and red
Dimensions
40 x 26 cm. in case 41 x 27 x 5 cm.
Extent
1 v. ([20] leaves)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: one-of-a-kind edition, signed in pencil by the artist. Purchase, Vamp & Tramp Booksellers, 2010
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)671846617
  • ucoclc671846617

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