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Prove before laying, [Johanna Drucker]

Label
Prove before laying
Title
Prove before laying
Statement of responsibility
[Johanna Drucker]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Prove before laying: figuring the word is a book about the constraints and limits of language as a system..... The limit of a single font of type is the finitude of the letters--the actual number of e's or a's, while the limits of what can be stated are constrained by conventions. The initial phrase of the title derives from the foundry label on new type advising the printer to proof the font before setting it. "Figuring the word" refers to the process of drawing into focus a text latent within the letterpress font in a statement about aesthetics, language, and thought. Accompanying this is a second text, printed from polymer plates, which addresses the history of writing as technology, mythology, and cultural form"--Artist's statement, laid in
Cataloging source
CtY
Index
no index present
LC call number
N7433.4.D78
LC item number
P76 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Prove before laying, [Johanna Drucker]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Printed from a previously unproven foundry font and polymer plates (set in Triplex); 40 copies on Rives, handbound by the author; 50 copies for friends of the author on Mohawk Superfine, spiral bound, and hors commerce, on the Vandercook at Yale Avenue, New Haven, in the summer of 1997. All signed by thee author/printer"--Colophon
  • Printed on cream paper in black (letterpress font) and red (polymer plates)
  • Issued in gray cardboard covers attached with a black spiral binding; white title label on upper cover printed in black
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy: is number 16 of an edition of 50 spiral bound copies printed on Mohawk Superfine; numbered and signed by the artist. Purchase, Triolet Rare Books, 2015.
  • Arts Library copy: is number 38 of a limited edition of 40 copies on Rivas handbound by the author; signed and numbered by the artist in pencil.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37908995
  • ucoclc37908995
Label
Prove before laying, [Johanna Drucker]
Publication
Note
  • "Printed from a previously unproven foundry font and polymer plates (set in Triplex); 40 copies on Rives, handbound by the author; 50 copies for friends of the author on Mohawk Superfine, spiral bound, and hors commerce, on the Vandercook at Yale Avenue, New Haven, in the summer of 1997. All signed by thee author/printer"--Colophon
  • Printed on cream paper in black (letterpress font) and red (polymer plates)
  • Issued in gray cardboard covers attached with a black spiral binding; white title label on upper cover printed in black
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy: is number 16 of an edition of 50 spiral bound copies printed on Mohawk Superfine; numbered and signed by the artist. Purchase, Triolet Rare Books, 2015.
  • Arts Library copy: is number 38 of a limited edition of 40 copies on Rivas handbound by the author; signed and numbered by the artist in pencil.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37908995
  • ucoclc37908995

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