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[Crab]

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[2010]
Farkas, Andy

http://www.fablewood.com/

The book lacks a title, but the cover bears an image of a crab.

A two-strand text presented in double leaves of transparent paper. One strand of the text is printed on the inner back surface of each of the first six double leaves, while the other strand is printed on the front of the second through sixth double leaves, so that one strand appears on top of and obscuring the other, giving the effect of simultaneous inner and outer dialogues. The final leaf contains a two-color engraving of a crab.

"Crab is a book about a conversation. Specifically, one side of a conversation...what is said and what is left unsaid. The paper used is a translucent Asian kozo paper allowing for a visual representation of external and internal dialog...The type of paper used for the cover is also used sometimes in clothing which speaks to its flexibility and strength ... This book came from a wonderful collaboration with some folks at Bookworks in Asheville. It represents that duplicitous little voice in our head that speaks to our frustrations as well as our deeper loves, but the actual external expression is something altogether different...a little toned down...or hidden...and easily distracted"--Artist's statements on Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Dec. 23, 2013.
Japanese stab binding in dark green wrappers.

Title

[Crab]

Creator

Publisher

Farkas, Andy

Date

[2010]

Description

http://www.fablewood.com/

The book lacks a title, but the cover bears an image of a crab.

A two-strand text presented in double leaves of transparent paper. One strand of the text is printed on the inner back surface of each of the first six double leaves, while the other strand is printed on the front of the second through sixth double leaves, so that one strand appears on top of and obscuring the other, giving the effect of simultaneous inner and outer dialogues. The final leaf contains a two-color engraving of a crab.

"Crab is a book about a conversation. Specifically, one side of a conversation...what is said and what is left unsaid. The paper used is a translucent Asian kozo paper allowing for a visual representation of external and internal dialog...The type of paper used for the cover is also used sometimes in clothing which speaks to its flexibility and strength ... This book came from a wonderful collaboration with some folks at Bookworks in Asheville. It represents that duplicitous little voice in our head that speaks to our frustrations as well as our deeper loves, but the actual external expression is something altogether different...a little toned down...or hidden...and easily distracted"--Artist's statements on Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Dec. 23, 2013.
Japanese stab binding in dark green wrappers.

Language

English

Rights

Copyright; Licensed to Vanderbilt University courtesy of the artist

Source

Vanderbilt University Special Collections, Southern Civilization Collection

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/artists-books-df-brown/fablewood-crab-s2.jpg

Citation

Farkas, Andy, “[Crab],” Gallery, accessed July 4, 2022, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1158.