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watercolors (paintings), watercolor (paint), letterpress printing, Mount Rainer, artists' books


1 container box, 120 card-sized prints, 1 guide (50 pages). Consists of 120 card-sized prints in a container box (20 x 26 x 19.5 cm) and a viewing box with slats for inserting the cards to create different views of Mount Rainier. The container box has three drawers, two of which contain the cards and the last containing the viewing box and a guide to the cards called "Locator key." The top of the container box is a viewing platform to hold the viewing box. The container box is inserted in a five-paneled wrapper printed on the interior with an explanation and instructions for use. Wrapper has two Japanese-style bone clasp closures. Four pictorial labels depicting Mount Rainier from the compass points are affixed to the wrapper and sides of the container box. Container box, drawers, viewing box, and wrapper are cloth-covered boards. Guide is bound Japanese-style in indigo cloth. "Text and images were letterpress printed at Springtide Press. Images and topographic map patterns are hand-drawn and watercolored"--Interior of wrapper. Title from label mounted to portfolio wrapper. "Artist book consisting of viewing box and 120 image flats, illustrated and compiled from data collected in person, on location, over the course of two years. Housed in a set of drawers with nested stab-bound book and Japanese-style outer wrapper"--Description from artist's Web site.

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[Tacoma, Washington] : Anagram Press, [2010]


©O'leary, Chandler. Tacoma, WA: Anagram Press, 2010

Materials / Techniques

letterpress printing; movable books; paper


15.2 x 10.8 cm

Local Conditions: One Hundred Views of Mount Rainier (at least)



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