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Experiments in Paper : a curated exploration of invasive plants in Alabama as based on early botanicals

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2013
Lost Arch Papermill

http://kate-barber.com/

"This project began as an experiment to test the impact of handmade paper variables -- fiber mixture, internal sizing, and calendaring [calendaring is a process in which damp paper is pressed through a heat roller to give it a smooth and shiny finish]-- on print quality using a wide range of printing techniques. I chose to base the text and imagery for this exploration on a selection of Alabamian weeds, a subject linked to ideas of pattern and texture."--Artist's statement fro bookseller's website, http://www.vampandtramp.com/finepress/b/Kate-Barber.html, accessed 29 March 2014.

"Hard case with four-flap paper wrapper interior containing 12 individual sheets (5.5 x 8.5" closed, 11 x 8.5" open); [four-flap paper is printed and illustrated, too]. Typography is a combination of handset metal and wood type with digitally set polymer type. Imagery is a combination of carved linoleum and scratch-negative polymer plate drawings. Letterpress printed on a variety of handmade paper. Each of the 12 examples includes the source information of the plant. Information on the interior wrapper includes materials, process, and conclusions."--Bookseller's description.

Title

Experiments in Paper : a curated exploration of invasive plants in Alabama as based on early botanicals

Creator

Publisher

Lost Arch Papermill
Fifth Floor Studios
University of Alabama

Date

2013

Description

http://kate-barber.com/

"This project began as an experiment to test the impact of handmade paper variables -- fiber mixture, internal sizing, and calendaring [calendaring is a process in which damp paper is pressed through a heat roller to give it a smooth and shiny finish]-- on print quality using a wide range of printing techniques. I chose to base the text and imagery for this exploration on a selection of Alabamian weeds, a subject linked to ideas of pattern and texture."--Artist's statement fro bookseller's website, http://www.vampandtramp.com/finepress/b/Kate-Barber.html, accessed 29 March 2014.

"Hard case with four-flap paper wrapper interior containing 12 individual sheets (5.5 x 8.5" closed, 11 x 8.5" open); [four-flap paper is printed and illustrated, too]. Typography is a combination of handset metal and wood type with digitally set polymer type. Imagery is a combination of carved linoleum and scratch-negative polymer plate drawings. Letterpress printed on a variety of handmade paper. Each of the 12 examples includes the source information of the plant. Information on the interior wrapper includes materials, process, and conclusions."--Bookseller's description.

Rights

Courtesy of the artist

Format

Artists' books--Alabama
Herbaceous plants

Source

Vanderbilt University Special Collections, Southern Civilization Collection

Files

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Citation

Barber, Kate, “Experiments in Paper : a curated exploration of invasive plants in Alabama as based on early botanicals,” Gallery, accessed July 7, 2022, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1115.