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artists' books; poetry; linguistics; languages (study discipline); primary colors


1 case. Alternate Titles: Wooden Clouds; Woo_den\c·loud}s Poems. Title from box cover. Edition limited to 50 numbered and signed copies. "Of the infinite number of possible combinations of 'Wooden Clouds' fifty variations have been selected to correspond with the number of editioned books as shown in the samples here. The composition with the red marker [on inside bottom of case] is the dedicated arrangement for this copy."--Colophon, verso. Red and orange cloth case with front panels that close with a central zipper. Laid into case: 3 unfolded sheets (title page, preface, colophon) and 12 panels, each panel with words printed in red and black and with zippers along the two side edges allowing panels to be variously connected to form one sheet. "Printed in letterpress on a Vandercook SP 20. Type: Palatino and 10 line Narrow Antique Wood Type. Paper: Mohawk Superfine, white, 100 lb cover."--Colophon. "ZiPo is short for zipper poem."--Preface. Issued in two blue half-slipcases. Accordion binding variation with zippers at each fold.

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Red Hook, NY : Pear Whistle Press, 2011.


©Red Hook, NY : Pear Whistle Press, 2011.

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slipcases; zippers; folded books; letterpress printing


34 x 34 cm

ZiPo : an exploration of language in unusual juxtapositions



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