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artists' books; astronomy; center of gravity; gravity; measurements (dimensions)


3 volumes : color illustrations, maps Cover title. "Words, images, printing and binding by Casey Gardner"--Colophons. Limited edition of 39 copies, signed by the artist. Three books in an artist-made, cloth-covered portfolio with full-size title label on the front. The inside of the portfolio has letterpress-printed illustrated lining paper with astronomical images. Each book is a single signature sewn into cloth-covered boards in different colors with a letterpress-printed label on the front cover. The three books are held magnetically in place on either side of the portfolio. 1. How to fall -- 2. All there is -- 3. A star close enough. "Each book addresses the force of gravity in terms moving in space in relation to others and investigates how we navigate the universal and very personal force of gravity. Such a force is powerfully, inexorably experienced, yet love. The interior of the case is printed to reveal the scientific aspects and equations of gravity, along with the nature of gravity in our universe." -- Artist's website, viewed Nov. 21, 2017. Process: Letterpress printed with linoleum blocks, pressure printing, monotypes, and photo-polymer plates. Hand sewn binding. Digitally printed volvelle. Materials: Rives light & Rives heavyweight, Canson vellum, Iris book cloth, linen thread, metal eyelet, magnets. Binding: Pamphlet stitch signatures, cased binding, cloth-covered board. Library has copy 33, signed by the artist.

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Berkeley, California : Set in Motion Press, 2017.


©Berkeley, California : Set in Motion Press, 2017.

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letterpress printing; illustrations (layout features); lining papers (coverings); book cloth (textile material); magnets; eyelets (components); thread; linen (material); pamphlet bindings; hand sewing


16-31 cm, in portfolio 34 x 17 cm

The Gravity Series: 3 Canticles of Attraction



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