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artists' books; textiles; paperwork; paperwork (crafts); leather


20 unnumbered pages : illustrations Limited edition of 32 numbered copies. Title from colophon. "To read the book please put your hands into the cover handles and open your arms."--Colophon "Fashioning is the second book collaboration between Denise Bookwalter and Lee Emma Running. In Fashioning the artists continue their work with their intimate relationship with clothing. Clothing retains the story of the wearer. In Fashioning the artists capture their relationship with clothing by making rubbings of embellishments found on personally significant garments. The drawings directly capture a moment in the life of the textile. The textile contains its own evidence of the hands that made it and the bodies that wore it. Each of the rubbings were transferred to letterpress printing plates, printed in white, resit dyed, and waxed to create a book structure that becomes a book the reader wears. Fashioning is a tactile experience embedded in cloth and paper."--Publisher's statement at the Small Craft Advisory Press website (viewed February 19, 2020) Treated natural leather cover with stippled title and two dyed leather handles attached to front and back covers. Holds 20 leaves, concertina bound to one another by two 3-4 cm accordion folded paper strips running through every page. Images were transferred from crayon rubbings to letterpress printing plates, printed in white ink, resit dyded, and waxed. Issued in case lined with brown paper.

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Tallahassee, Florida : Small Craft Advisory Press, 2019.


©Tallahassee, Florida : Small Craft Advisory Press, 2019.

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rubbing (transferring techniques); rubbings (visual works); textiles; letterpress printing; leather; paperwork (crafts); artists' books


24 x 48 cm, in box 26 x 48 x 9 cm




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