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1 sewn book in slipcase. Title from colophon. Edition of 40 numbered and signed copies. Bernoulli's equation for unsteady potential flow in Greek symbols above title on colophon and on first leaf. "This book visually and tactilely mimics the action of a body in water. The Bernoulli equation for unsteady potential flow (named for Daniel Bernoulli, 18th-century Dutch-Swiss mathematician is used, among other places, in the theory of ocean surface waves and acoustics."--Artist's website. Artist's book by Amandine Nabarra-Piomelli, comprised of a sequence of strips of photos which represents the nature and meaning of water, traditionally associated with the qualities of emotion and intuition. Book is constructed in a palm leaf structure, sewn with thread through the body of the book, intended to be manipulated to allow pages to fall. The wavy patterns of each strip, as well as the book as a whole when extended, suggest the flow of waves on the surface of the ocean, described in mathematical theory by Bernoulli's equation for unsteady potential flow. "Digital pigment prints on Epson Premium Luster Paper, 2008"--Colophon. "A nine photo series of bodies in water that when held in a hand can flow in the other or can behave like waves"--Artist's statement from Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, website. In box (29 x 18 x 4.5 cm), green paper throughout, magnetized closing-clasp. Box has equation printed on cover.

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[Irvine, Calif. : Amandine Nabarra-Piomelli], 2008.


©Nabarra-Piomelli, Amandine. Irvine, CA: Amandine Nabarra-Piomelli, 2008.

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movable books; paper


In box 29 x 18 x 4.5 cm, out 20 x 7 cm

Bernoulli Equation for unsteady potential flow



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