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Manual, a journal about art and its making. Out of Line. The nineth issue. This issue of *Manual*—themed Out of Line—is a collection about the way that lines disrupt, point outward. In poetry, the attention to detail one takes in crafting a line is all about making the line disappear, making something it holds to take front stage. . . . The space between the lines creating the image . . . the space around that argues for the importance of all that the lines hold. Manual 9 (Out of Line) complemented Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now, presented in collaboration with the British Museum, on view at the RISD Museum October 6, 2017 to January 7, 2018.

Softcover, 76 pages. Published 2017 by the RISD Museum. Manual 9 (Out of Line) contributors include Fida Adely, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Stefano Bloch, Mimi Cabell, Namita Vijay Dharia, Douglas W. Doe, Jared A. Goldstein, Lucinda Hitchcock, Jan Howard, Kate Irvin, Douglas Kearney, Amber Lopez, Jeffrey Moser, Sheida Soleimani, and Craig Taylor.

Publication Date

Fall 2017

Document Type



Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design


Providence, Rhode Island


RISD Museum; Manual; art journal


Art and Design


In this issue:

From the Files: Art historian Amber Lopez ponders the bill of sale for an enslaved person named Sam; archivist Douglas W. Doe digs up outrage about Private Parts Double Takes: Stefano Bloch and Namita Vijay Dharia map the meanings of Your House is Mine (All City); Jared A. Goldstein and Mimi Cabell survey the legal and emotional boundaries of Carey Young’s Declared Void; Fida Adely and Lucinda Hitchcock champion Blue Bra Lady as political protest; Sheida Soleimani and Kate Irvin sing the praise of an Iranian dervish cap. Artists on Art: Posters by Douglas Kearney and Craig Taylor. Portfolio: Loose links & clear couplings. Object Lessons: Jeffrey Moser draws on mist as method in Cloudy Mountains, attributed to Mi Youren; Jan Howard considers drawing and disruption in the work of Shahzia Sikander. How To: Make your own Sol Lewitt Wall Drawing 328

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