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Hong Hong, Bridget Donlon, Mina Takahashi, Special Collections, and Fleet Library
42 pages; 16 portfolios. Hand Papermaking portfolio series. Title from title page of text booklet. Housed in a cloth-covered drop-spine portfolio box (31 x 24 x 5 cm) with paper label on spine. Portfolio contains a text booklet (43 pages) plus 16 specimens of handmade paper in individual white paper folders with letterpress identifying each artist. Text booklet contains artists' statements and biographical information. Contents: Rebeca Alm & Amanda Degener --Tom Balbo -- Viviane Colautti Ivanova -- Kerri Cushman -- Katharine L. DeLamater & Colleen Lawrence -- Sue Carrie Drummond -- Gina Louise Fowler -- Leah Frankel -- Susan Gosin -- Geneieve Lapp -- Maria Amalia -- Henry Obeng -- Anela Ming-Yue Oh -- Ingrid Schindall-- Megan Singleton -- Derick Wycherly. "This portfolio was printed by Taylor Print Impressions of Fridley, Minnesota, on Lynx paper in Garamond types. The Canson wrappers were letterpress printed by Steve Miller. Colin Urbina of Low Mountain Bindery made the boxes."--Colophon. "The edition is limited to one hundred and twenty-five and two Hand Papermaking archive proofs"--Colophon. Summary: "What does color mean? In the hands of a skilled papermaker, color has a range of aesthetic qualities from deep translucency, earthy softness, rich opacity, to a blush, ethereal tone. In a wider sense, however, how we read and connect with color reflects reinforced cultural meanings, where we come from, even where we are emotionally at a given time and place. Through color one can examine relationships of belonging and otherness and investigate nuances of emotion, spirit, place, and culture. Color in paper communicates in ways that we cannot through words, opening us up to connecting with others and transforming our understanding of the material and our community. These ideas inspired a brilliant collection of 18 artists from Europe, Africa, and all corners of the United States..."-- Publisher. Library has copy no. 11.
Spencer Finch, Special Collections, and Fleet Library
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations.
"The first publication recording Spencer Finch's Color Notes; small abstract studies of color and form, which Finch describes as 'haiku-like observations of the world,' organized by season. The ongoing project draws inspiration from Emily Noyes Vanderpoel's pioneering study of color theory, 'Color Problems: A Practical Manual for the Lay Student of Color,' originally published in 1901." --James Cohan Gallery WWW site, viewed January 3, 2023. Design, Flat Fix. Printing, Wilco Art Books, The Netherlands. Exposed spine binding. Signed by the artist.
Munsell Book of Color: defining, explaining, and illustrating the fundamental characteristics of color
Munsell Color (Firm), A. H. Munsell, Special Collections, and Fleet Library
42 pages, 26 color leaves of plates (some double) : illustrations ; 33cm ; Standard Edition. Preface signed: A.E.O. Munsell. Three "masks" laid in. Gift of Harris Equipment Fund. A revision and extension of "The atlas of the Munsell color system" by A.H. Munsell.