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Sleepwalking the City of Roses : presented in stereoview, Viewmaster, hautology goggles

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/artists-books-df-brown/20130611SG113.JPG
2010
[Tallahassee, Fla.] : Dark Spring Press : Small Craft Advisory Press

An artist's book consisting chiefly of illustrations representing Courtney Asztalos's experience of photographically documenting the city of Thomasville, Ga.

Two leaves have circular cut-out holes, and the front cover has one in the shape of a heart. Sewn into a printed paper wrapper. Issued in an open-ended printed envelope and accompanied by a small magnifying glass in a glassine envelope.

"This book uses photographs from Courtney Asztalos's Series 'Sleepwalking the City of Roses' taken with medium format Kodak film. The text was printed with a Vandercook Universal I in Caslon size 18, 14, 10, 8 & 6 at SCAP. The portals were cut with formLab's 2D laser printer. The paper is MOAB Entrada Rag Natural"--Colophon.

"This book is the pamphlet accompaniment to the photographic series Sleepwalking the City of Roses by photographer Courtney Asztalos. It focuses on a small Southern Georgia town, Thomasville, where the photographer lives, tracing the haunted South and photographically documenting chance encounters with the town's residents. This book takes her photographs and merges them with artifacts and ephemera from the town and sets them inside different viewing portals. Included with a small magnifying lens to fall into the blurred world of the past-saturated presence of the City of Roses, this book is a photographic viewing relic as each page presents her photographs through stereoview, viewfinder, and finally through Hauntology goggles"--Statement from Dark Spring Press at Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Feb. 17, 2014.

Title

Sleepwalking the City of Roses : presented in stereoview, Viewmaster, hautology goggles

Publisher

[Tallahassee, Fla.] : Dark Spring Press : Small Craft Advisory Press

Date

2010

Description

An artist's book consisting chiefly of illustrations representing Courtney Asztalos's experience of photographically documenting the city of Thomasville, Ga.

Two leaves have circular cut-out holes, and the front cover has one in the shape of a heart. Sewn into a printed paper wrapper. Issued in an open-ended printed envelope and accompanied by a small magnifying glass in a glassine envelope.

"This book uses photographs from Courtney Asztalos's Series 'Sleepwalking the City of Roses' taken with medium format Kodak film. The text was printed with a Vandercook Universal I in Caslon size 18, 14, 10, 8 & 6 at SCAP. The portals were cut with formLab's 2D laser printer. The paper is MOAB Entrada Rag Natural"--Colophon.

"This book is the pamphlet accompaniment to the photographic series Sleepwalking the City of Roses by photographer Courtney Asztalos. It focuses on a small Southern Georgia town, Thomasville, where the photographer lives, tracing the haunted South and photographically documenting chance encounters with the town's residents. This book takes her photographs and merges them with artifacts and ephemera from the town and sets them inside different viewing portals. Included with a small magnifying lens to fall into the blurred world of the past-saturated presence of the City of Roses, this book is a photographic viewing relic as each page presents her photographs through stereoview, viewfinder, and finally through Hauntology goggles"--Statement from Dark Spring Press at Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Feb. 17, 2014.

Language

English

Rights

Courtesy of the artist

Format

8 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 13 cm. + 1 magnifying glass (8 x 4 cm.)

Source

Vanderbilt University Special Collections, Southern Civilization Collection

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/artists-books-df-brown/20130611SG113.JPG

Citation

Asztalos, Courtney, “Sleepwalking the City of Roses : presented in stereoview, Viewmaster, hautology goggles,” Gallery, accessed October 16, 2021, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1114.