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Whipstock

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2014
Small Craft Advisory Press

http://abgorham.com/

An artist's book. Printed letterpress on handmade cotton paper laid out in an elaborate structure of a shifting grid. The book is laid in a Japanese two-flap black, cloth-covered folio with title on two flaps (once incised, once printed). Outer flap has small circular incisions and printed gold dots in addition to title.

"Whipstock was written, designed, & letterpress printed by AB Gorham at Small Craft Advisory Press, Tallahassee, FL, for the MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama. Typeset in Scala & printed on a Vandercook 15-21 with photopolymer plates & linoleum block on handmade cotton/abaca paper"--Colophon.

Artist's statement: "An attempt to understand the lore spun throughout lifetimes spent in the oil patches, courthouses and other haunts of the oil and gas industry, Whipstock manages the iconoclast of the landman, the grid of Township and Range used to identify tracts of land, as well as the more organic and inorganic forms that comprise the actual physical landscape. Paging through the book, the act of unfolding the folios creates a series of shifting views, a slow exposure of this complicated concept"--Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC website, viewed October 8, 2014.

Title

Whipstock

Creator

Publisher

Small Craft Advisory Press

Date

2014

Description

http://abgorham.com/

An artist's book. Printed letterpress on handmade cotton paper laid out in an elaborate structure of a shifting grid. The book is laid in a Japanese two-flap black, cloth-covered folio with title on two flaps (once incised, once printed). Outer flap has small circular incisions and printed gold dots in addition to title.

"Whipstock was written, designed, & letterpress printed by AB Gorham at Small Craft Advisory Press, Tallahassee, FL, for the MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama. Typeset in Scala & printed on a Vandercook 15-21 with photopolymer plates & linoleum block on handmade cotton/abaca paper"--Colophon.

Artist's statement: "An attempt to understand the lore spun throughout lifetimes spent in the oil patches, courthouses and other haunts of the oil and gas industry, Whipstock manages the iconoclast of the landman, the grid of Township and Range used to identify tracts of land, as well as the more organic and inorganic forms that comprise the actual physical landscape. Paging through the book, the act of unfolding the folios creates a series of shifting views, a slow exposure of this complicated concept"--Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC website, viewed October 8, 2014.

Language

English

Rights

Copyright; Licensed to Vanderbilt University courtesy of the artist

Format

1 volume : illustrations

Source

Vanderbilt University Special Collections, Southern Civilization Collection

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/artists-books-df-brown/AB-Whipstock-s.jpg

Citation

Gorham, A.B., “Whipstock,” Gallery, accessed October 16, 2021, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1172.