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Memento, Julie Chen

Label
Memento
Title
Memento
Statement of responsibility
Julie Chen
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Memento is about the fragility of the book and the power of reading. It includes a miniature book that is housed in a metal locket that allows the reader to wear the book close to the body. The simple act of carrying a book on one's person has diverse implications depending on circumstance and place ... While the commemorative aspect of this piece is clear, the content of Memento addresses philosophical questions about the nature of reading and information transfer in our own lives as well as within the context of western culture in general."--Artist's statement from Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website (viewed June 14, 2012)
Related
Cataloging source
IUP
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Memento, Julie Chen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Gray satin clamshell box, bordered in brown and gray patterned satin with letterpress title on recessed oval plexiglass . Interior padded; a ribbon, with brass attachements, is housed in recessed cavity at top of the box. Interior center recessed copper case opens out in triptych to reveal letter press type in center recessed plexiglass; photo illustrations on end flaps. Housed in lower recess of copper case is a miniature book: quarter orange silk; gray and silk printed cloth over boards; printed in letterpress, pages fold out. The colophon slips into a groove at the base and is accessed by pull-tab
  • "Memento was written and designed by Julie Chen. The copper locket was fabricated by Christina Kemp, based on a design by Julie Chen. The text that appears on the woven token in the triptych was taken from the preambles to the constitutions of The United States and Iraq. The image that surrounds the token is of a bookseller's stall on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad prior to the bombing in 2007, and is used by permission of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition. Special thanks to Nicole Trigg, Sibila Savage, Leia Reedijk and Elizabeth McDevitt. This edition was letterpress printed in an edition of 50 copies and is part of An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street."--Colophon
  • "A custom-made copper case/locket by Christina Kemp houses on one side a miniature book which is letterpress printed on Kitakata; it opens on the other side to reveal a triptych. The case/locket and a web strip (for wearing the locket) are housed in cavities in a padded clamshell box [18 x 15 x 8 cm] with title on the cover. The colophon slips into a groove in the box's base. Materials: copper box; bookcloth; binder's board; satin; plexiglass"--Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website (viewed June 14, 2012)
  • UW Libraries has limited ed. copy no. 9, signed by the artist.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
5 x 6 x 2 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged) in case
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is number 33 of a limited edition of 50 copies; signed and numbered by the author. Purchase, Vamp & Tramp Booksellers, 2013.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)795503966
  • ucoclc795503966
Label
Memento, Julie Chen
Publication
Note
  • Gray satin clamshell box, bordered in brown and gray patterned satin with letterpress title on recessed oval plexiglass . Interior padded; a ribbon, with brass attachements, is housed in recessed cavity at top of the box. Interior center recessed copper case opens out in triptych to reveal letter press type in center recessed plexiglass; photo illustrations on end flaps. Housed in lower recess of copper case is a miniature book: quarter orange silk; gray and silk printed cloth over boards; printed in letterpress, pages fold out. The colophon slips into a groove at the base and is accessed by pull-tab
  • "Memento was written and designed by Julie Chen. The copper locket was fabricated by Christina Kemp, based on a design by Julie Chen. The text that appears on the woven token in the triptych was taken from the preambles to the constitutions of The United States and Iraq. The image that surrounds the token is of a bookseller's stall on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad prior to the bombing in 2007, and is used by permission of the Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition. Special thanks to Nicole Trigg, Sibila Savage, Leia Reedijk and Elizabeth McDevitt. This edition was letterpress printed in an edition of 50 copies and is part of An Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street."--Colophon
  • "A custom-made copper case/locket by Christina Kemp houses on one side a miniature book which is letterpress printed on Kitakata; it opens on the other side to reveal a triptych. The case/locket and a web strip (for wearing the locket) are housed in cavities in a padded clamshell box [18 x 15 x 8 cm] with title on the cover. The colophon slips into a groove in the box's base. Materials: copper box; bookcloth; binder's board; satin; plexiglass"--Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website (viewed June 14, 2012)
  • UW Libraries has limited ed. copy no. 9, signed by the artist.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
5 x 6 x 2 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged) in case
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is number 33 of a limited edition of 50 copies; signed and numbered by the author. Purchase, Vamp & Tramp Booksellers, 2013.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)795503966
  • ucoclc795503966

Library Locations

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