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weather, snow (precipitation), wind (weather-related phenomena), toy books, movable books, artists' books


Multi-section slip case. Publication information from 23 Sandy website. Edition of 3. "Blizzard Book is a nod to the well-known book structure created by Hedi Kyle, so named because she created the structure during a blizzard. This Blizzard Book is focused on snow and wind. Six personal stories about the artist's experiences with blizzard conditions accompany booklets containing moveable structures which depict and explain the six basic types of snow identified by the International Commission on Snow and Ice in the early 1950's. Each type of snow is created by specific atmospheric conditions that are present when water droplets freeze and result in radically different crystal shapes. The personal stories are a walk down memory lane from days when the artist lived in colder parts of the United States. At least three of the various structures incorporated into this book are attributed to Hedi Kyle. The whole book fans into the shape of a snowflake and the text is read through frosted windows."-- 23 Sandy website (accessed October 23, 2018). Structures include: multi-section slip case, flag book, fishbone fold, Turkish map fold, double-inverted concertina. Made with Mohachi, Nyodo and Arches papers with Hollytex, Tyvek, & acetate.

RISD Fleet Library Catalog Record


[Mountain View, California] : [23 Samdy], 2015.


©Phelps, Virginia. Mountain View, CA: 23 Sandy, 2015.

Materials / Techniques

folded books; paper


18 x 12 x 8 cm

Blizzard Book



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