River

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[2010]
[Asheville, N.C.] : [Andy Farkas?]

An artist's book combining a story with nine color prints.

In a modified accordion construction (one of the end leaves of the accordion is extended slightly and pasted to the other end leaf, forming a soft spine). The double leaves formed by this construction are interleaved with sheets of semi-transparent paper, tipped in at the inner folds. Another semi-transparent sheet is tipped to the front of the accordion construction, and a smaller panel bearing the title, in a calligraphic vignette, is tipped on top of that. Illustrations appear on the double leaves, and the text is on the semi-transparent single leaves. The book is laid in an indigo paper wrapper with the title printed on its front and a colophon tipped to its interior.

"The prints in River are printed in the traditional Japanese style of moku hanga (watercolor woodcut) on sized kozo paper. The text paper is also handmade from kozo. The cover paper is handmade from Egyptian flax and dyed in indigo by Cave Paper"--Colophon.

"River is a book about a river who wants to stop flowing and the ramifications of such an action. The story itself is a cyclical story, in that, once finished, the story may be begun again. There are nine prints in the book each using between five and ten different color blocks and printed in the Japanese style of Moku Hanga, which is the art of printing woodblocks with watercolor pigments and rice paste rather than oil based inks. The technique results in beautifully layered colors allowing for great flexibility in printing because of the ability to hand apply specific colors to different parts of the block and sometimes print the same block multiple times for different effects ... The text itself is made from rubbings of relief type onto interleaving transparent sheets of paper which mimic both the transparency of the water as well as the sound of water made as the pages is [sic] turned. The book can also be removed from its cover and displayed in a star shape, further emphasizing the cyclical nature of the narrative"--Artist's statement from Vamp and Tramp website, viewed Jan. 10, 2014.

Title

River

Creator

Contributor

Publisher

[Asheville, N.C.] : [Andy Farkas?]

Date

[2010]

Description

An artist's book combining a story with nine color prints.

In a modified accordion construction (one of the end leaves of the accordion is extended slightly and pasted to the other end leaf, forming a soft spine). The double leaves formed by this construction are interleaved with sheets of semi-transparent paper, tipped in at the inner folds. Another semi-transparent sheet is tipped to the front of the accordion construction, and a smaller panel bearing the title, in a calligraphic vignette, is tipped on top of that. Illustrations appear on the double leaves, and the text is on the semi-transparent single leaves. The book is laid in an indigo paper wrapper with the title printed on its front and a colophon tipped to its interior.

"The prints in River are printed in the traditional Japanese style of moku hanga (watercolor woodcut) on sized kozo paper. The text paper is also handmade from kozo. The cover paper is handmade from Egyptian flax and dyed in indigo by Cave Paper"--Colophon.

"River is a book about a river who wants to stop flowing and the ramifications of such an action. The story itself is a cyclical story, in that, once finished, the story may be begun again. There are nine prints in the book each using between five and ten different color blocks and printed in the Japanese style of Moku Hanga, which is the art of printing woodblocks with watercolor pigments and rice paste rather than oil based inks. The technique results in beautifully layered colors allowing for great flexibility in printing because of the ability to hand apply specific colors to different parts of the block and sometimes print the same block multiple times for different effects ... The text itself is made from rubbings of relief type onto interleaving transparent sheets of paper which mimic both the transparency of the water as well as the sound of water made as the pages is [sic] turned. The book can also be removed from its cover and displayed in a star shape, further emphasizing the cyclical nature of the narrative"--Artist's statement from Vamp and Tramp website, viewed Jan. 10, 2014.

Language

English

Rights

Copyright; licensed to Vanderbilt University courtesy of the artist

Format

19 unnumbered pages : color illustrations

Source

Southern Civilization Collection, Vanderbilt University Special Collections

Files

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Citation

Farkas, Andy, “River,” Gallery, accessed September 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1159.