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artists' books; games; board games (game sets); educational games; dice games; games of chance; table games; letterpress printing; By Hand: Women & Books Exhibit 2021


1 game : illustrations ; in container+ 1 ledger book; 1 user's guide; 1 folded game board. Cover title. "This game was designed and produced by Julie Chen ... All elements were letterpress printed except for the pages of the ledger book ... an edition of 100 copies"--Colophon inside bottom of box. "The object of this game is ... to have the player create a meaningful abstract composition on the game board based on the examination of one area of his or her life ... and to have the player participate in an ongoing collaborative documentary book project by recording his or her composition in the ledger book"--Rules of Play. Contains in four front drawers: 1 die, 1 self-marker, 8 life markers, 18 marker shapes, 36 text strips, 2 plastic templates, 3 colored pencils, 1 pencil sharpener ; 15 metal arrows ; In folders on inside of lid: 1 Spinner and Rules of Play user's guide. Issued in box with hinged lid, covered with gold/brown-tinged fabric lined with light golden satin. Library has copy no. 23, signed by the author. Curated title for Fleet Library Special Collections exhibition By Hand: Women & Books Exhibit fall, 2021.

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Berkeley, Calif. : Flying Fish Press, c2003.


©Berkeley, Calif. : Flying Fish Press, c2003.

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boxes (containers); dice; colored pencils; letterpress printing; ledgers (account books); drawers (furniture components); hinges (cloth or paper fasteners); paper


28 x 39 x 12 cm + 1 ledger book (ca. 88 pages ; 19 x 27 cm) ; 1 user's guide (1 folded leaf, [6] pages ; 17 cm) ; 1 folded game board (50 x 76 cm)

Personal Paradigms: a game of human experience



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