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artists' books; collaboration; politics; alteration (process and technique); altered books; Trump, Donald (American developer, contemporary)
56 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) The authors have reworked pages with collages of a book originally published, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1943. Single stapled signature, paper cover. Last two pages are advertisements from a later publication. SUMMARY "This found book, originally a collection of "classic" American texts published during a previous moment of crisis (World War II), served as the canvas we have altered to respond to the current political climate. Most notably, we redacted and reacted to texts by Thomas Paine, Theodore Roosevelt, the Declaration, and the Constitution with current media images, politically-charged headlines and vintage ephemera to interrogate the original intentions of the texts, how their meanings have evolved over time, and how they might be manipulated to support the rise of a modern day tyranny."--Muldowney website. Digital collage.
RISD Fleet Library Catalog Record
[Somerville, MA] : [the authors], 2018.
©[Somerville, MA] : [the authors], 2018.
Materials / Techniques
found objects; collage (technique); alteration (process and technique)