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artists' books; rural; rural areas; agriculture; sustainable agriculture; urban; permaculture; community gardens; roof gardens; linoleum-block printing


1 volume (unnumbered) : illustrations "Brain Washing from Phone Towers" informational pamphlets series. Cover title. Edition of 250. Limited edition statement from artist's website, viewed May 9, 2023. Letterpress and relief printing on paper. Pamphlet stitch binding; accordion fold out; printed paper covers. "Silty Loam looks at all the different ways food can be grown in an urban environment, and why one might want to. Today, agriculture largely is practiced in isolation from the places where the majority of the population lives and works, and there is very little direct engagement of people with the land that provides the means for their survival. Rural and urban are perceived as polar opposites, in similar kinds of ways that nature and manmade are held as separate concepts. Silty Loam looks at all the different ways city residents have pushed back against this, including community gardens, community land trusts, and rooftop gardens. "-- "Brain Washing From Phone Towers is a series of informative and entertaining Informational Pamphlets produced by hand on a seasonal basis. These small-scale publications combine text (handset in metal type) and image (carved in wood or linoleum) produced via obsolete technology in editioned works which are distributed at will to a chosen audience. The content of the series aims for historical interest, commemorative intent and a healthy dose of humor, and the distribution methods are based on the values of the gift economy."--Provided by artist Brown paper cover with printer's ornaments printed in patterns in blue and gold.

RISD Fleet Library Catalog Record


NYC : Sarah Nicholls, January 2021


©NYC : Sarah Nicholls, January 2021

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letterpress printing; relief printing; folded books; pamphlets; stitching; linoleum-block printing


24 x 49 cm (folded to 24 x 13 cm)

Silty Loam



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