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letterpress printing, language, languages in art, La Pérouse, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788, artists' books
1 volume (unpaged) : color ill., folded maps. "This book was conceived as a residency project for the Atelier Vis-à-Vis in Marseille, France. It was printed on Akatosashi paper in an edition of 20 copies and completed during the spring and summer of 2011 by Inge Bruggeman. The imagery was printed on a Ledeuil etching press and a Vandercook SP15 repro proof press... The text was letterpress printed in Inge's studio in Portland, Oregon on a Vandercook 219AB, where the binding work was also completed."--Colophon. The map imagery for this book was inspired by a collection of books given to me by my father on the 18th century sea explorer Jean-François Galaup de Lapérouse... The book is about our use of language to know or understand something. Being a cultural construct however, language is not truly an objective or complete way of knowing something. This project maps the spaces left between the known and unknown.--Artists' website. Includes errata slip. Sewn binding, letterpress printed cover with title and three die-cuts, in tri-fold paper wrap with letterpress printed title.
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[Portland, Or. : INK-A! Press, 2011]
©Bruggeman, Inge, Portland, OR.: INK-A! Press, 2011.
Materials / Techniques
letterpress printing; sewn binding; paper