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moons, toy books, movable books, mathematics in art, artists' books


3 folded sheets. Publication information from Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website. Variable edition of 5. "Three Turkish map folds. A three-dimensional celestial map intaglio printed on white Lenox print papers. Bound in black linen book cloth over boards. Embossed circle on boards. Cord loop on each board to facilitate hanging"--Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website (accessed November 8, 2016). "Lunar Calculations is a book which opens up into a three-dimensional celestial map. My etched imagery printed on the interiors and exteriors of the pop out pages are lunar phases and mathematical symbols which are archetypal symbols that I have utilized in my on-going work. The book can be displayed by hanging it from the ceiling or on a wall. I selected the Turkish map fold/pop out format for two reasons. One, it enables the lunar and mathematical imagery to be viewed as if it were a celestial map, and two, the pop-out structure element captures and recreates the excitement of infinite possibilities"--Artist's statement, Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website (accessed November 8, 2016). Includes wooden stand.

RISD Fleet Library Catalog Record


[Fiddletown, California] : [Katherine Venturelli], 2012.


©Venturelli, Katherine. Fiddletown, CA: Katherine Venturelli, 2012

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folded books; paper


13 x 18 cm

Lunar Calculations



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