University of Delaware Library
Artists' Books 1997
Beauty in Use. Newark, VT: Janus Press, 1997.
This collection of thirteen poems by McPherson, was inspired by African-American quilts. The twenty quilt square pages are two-sided patterns constructed with interlocking and woven pieces of handmade papers. Beauty in Use took a total of five years to complete.
Pistol / Pistil: Botanical Ballistics designed and printed by Ann Kalmbach & Tatana Kellner. Portland, Me.: University of Southern Maine, 1997.
The author juxtaposes words that have both horticultural and military meanings. She includes newspaper articles and other popular cultural images relating to farming and violence.
I Know Where I'm Going; compiled by Ruth Lingen & Lois Lane; with images by Lois Lane. New York: Poote Press, 1997.
The book is made up of a variety of papers including Clarence House wallpapers, Thai mulberry paper, and fourteen different Japanese papers. The images include woodcut, linoleum cut, color copies, photo-engraving, silkscreen, and collage. Ruth Lingen is a printer and book artist who lives and works in New York City. She has worked as a master printer at Pace Editions with many artists including Jim Dine, Kiki Smith, and Chuck Close. Lingen received her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where, in 1986, she established Poote Press. I Know Where I'm Going takes the form of a teenage girl's scrapbook containing clippings of brides, décor, and gifts, but the foreboding undertone questions the girl's naïve view of the future.
|Susan Elizabeth King.
I Dream Atget. Los Angeles: Paradise Press, 1997.
The text for I Dream Atget was letterpress printed on Stonehenge paper. The photographs are Polaroid transfers printed on silk by the artist. The work is a tribute to the French photographer Eugène Atget (1857-1927) whose 10,000 photographs of Paris immortalized the city and its inhabitants. King made her photographs during a trip to Esalen along the coast of Big Sur, California. By photographing with early morning light, King captures the dreamlike quality of the original nineteenth century photographs.