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artists' books; dreams; disease; Arizona, United States; Internet


60 unnumbered pages : color illustrations Printed by archival inkjet in a numbered edition of 30 copies, signed. "Delirium is a book born of the Covid-19 pandemic and time spent in lock-down. The text uses a paragraph from the 1866 masterpiece "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Towards the end of the book, his protagonist, Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, has a feverish dream. This strangely prophetic text is quoted and used as the narrative line in this book. Highly manipluated images of jewel-like approximations of the corona virus appeared all over the web in the first few months of the pandemic and serve as the illustrations"--information sheet laid in. "Delirium is printed in 2020 by archival inkjet on acid-free Mohawk paper in a signed and numbered edition of 30. It has been handbound by the artist. The font used is Northwoods, by Cultivated Mind Foundry in Vancouver, BC, Canada. It was chosen because it is similar to a 19th century schoolbook printer typeface, yet still appears quite modern. Like many of their fonts, Northwoods was originally created with a sign-painters brush."--Colophon. Mounted sticker on box: Winner of 2020 AIGA 50 Books / 50 Covers, one of best 50 books of 2020. Library has copy no. 25. In phase box.

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Tucson, AZ : Spaceheater Editions, 2020.


©Tucson, AZ : Spaceheater Editions, 2020.

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inkjet prints


37 cm




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