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artists' books; masks (costume); physiognomy; faces; transnationalism; Chinese Americans, ethnic identity; Chinese Americans, social conditions, 21st century; By Hand: Women & Books Exhibit 2021


6 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations. Title from front and back cover. "Designed, printed, and bound by Josephine Ren at the Scripps College Press for Art135: Typography and Book Arts, Fall 2017, taught by Tia Blassingame. Accordion fold, Garamond, linoleum-cut blocks, BFK Rives & Hahnemueler paper, Vandercook."--Colophon. "Inspired by love for my culture and the immigrant & Chinese American experience."--Colophon. Edition of 15 signed and numbered copies. Pages [2]-[5] each have a single illustration of a mask which can be removed to reveal printed text. Library has copy no. 11. Instructor is RISD Alumna. Curated title for Fleet Library Special Collections exhibition By Hand: Women & Books Exhibit fall, 2021.

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Claremont, California : Scripps College Press, 2017.


©Claremont, California : Scripps College Press, 2017.

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folded books; accordion books; linoleum blocks; linocuts (prints); linoleum-block printing; paper


23 cm

Changing Face, Saving Face



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