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Literary essences, (kit)

Label
Literary essences
Title
Literary essences
Creator
Contributor
Honoree
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A mixed media artist's book, based on the idea of literature as a natural health remedy for emotional and spiritual well-being.
Related
Cataloging source
CUI
Characteristic
kit
LC call number
N7433.4.F47
LC item number
L58 2000
Summary expansion
Components of the book are arranged separately in five compartments within a handmade clamshell box covered in teal Japanese bookbinding fabric, flecked with brown, and with a brown paper title label inlaid on upper surface of box. Horizontal compartments across the upper and lower portions of the box each hold 13 glass apothecary vials of literary essences, lozenge-sized paper circles punched from the pages of the hardcover editions of 26 works of literature, and suffused with a particular perfume corresponding to each work. Some of the books represented in the kit include Annie Proulx's Close range; W.S. Merwin's The rain in the trees; Louise Gluck's Meadowlands; John Updike's Rabbit at rest; Barry Lopez's Field notes; Walt Whitman's Leaves of grass; and Miguel Cervantes' Don Quixote. The center compartments hold a hand-printed guidebook (10 x 15 cm.), entitled "Using literary essences", which offers advice for the safe and effective use of the essences; 26 diagnostic cards (9 x 9 cm.), which identify the "positive qualities" and "patterns of imbalance" associated with each book; and a pair of tweezers with which to extract an essence from its vial
Technique
not applicable
Label
Literary essences, (kit)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from box cover
  • Imprint and author's name (in signature) from penultimate leaf of guidebook
Dimensions
in clamshell box 25 x 31 x 4 cm.
Extent
1 kit (26 essence vials, 26 diagnostic cards, 1 guidebook, 1 pair of tweezers)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: signed in pencil by the author/artist, Wendy A. Fernstrum, and numbered 13 of an edition of 25. Bookplate in honor of Kelly Haigh, for her service to the UCLA Library, 2002-2007. Purchase, Vamp & Tramp, 2006.
Other physical details
paper, glass, metal
System control number
  • (OCoLC)79870821
  • ucoclc79870821
Label
Literary essences, (kit)
Publication
Note
  • Title from box cover
  • Imprint and author's name (in signature) from penultimate leaf of guidebook
Dimensions
in clamshell box 25 x 31 x 4 cm.
Extent
1 kit (26 essence vials, 26 diagnostic cards, 1 guidebook, 1 pair of tweezers)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: signed in pencil by the author/artist, Wendy A. Fernstrum, and numbered 13 of an edition of 25. Bookplate in honor of Kelly Haigh, for her service to the UCLA Library, 2002-2007. Purchase, Vamp & Tramp, 2006.
Other physical details
paper, glass, metal
System control number
  • (OCoLC)79870821
  • ucoclc79870821

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