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American Breeding Standards

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2012 [i.e. 2013]
Crooked Letter Press

http://crookedletterpress.com/

An artist's book containing a satirical text and illustrations. A hinged unfolding pop-up structure is built into the front cover. The book includes three fold-out signatures and two small strips of heavier, textured brown paper, one of which bears the title. The book fits into an unattached cloth cover, with title on spine, a line drawing on back, and a colophon inside the back board, and this combination fits into a slipcase covered with matching patterned paper and cloth with cutout in front.

"American Breeding Standards explores the systemized rules about what comprises a good or bad horse, a good or bad woman and the steps one might take to achieve the breed standard"--The artist, on Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Sept. 27, 2013.
"This witty, pointed, and devastatingly clever book skewers our 'post-feminist and enlightened' sense of superiority about how far we've come in climbing beyond the stereotypes of the ideal woman. There is more work to be done"--Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Sept. 27, 2013.

"American Breeding Standards is letterpress printed on Zerkall Book from handset metal types and photopolymer plates. The binding structure is an exposed spine sewn on tapes and attached to paste paper covered boards. The book was produced in 2012-2013 and printed by the artist in Gainesville, Florida. Text excerpted from American Horses and Horse Breeding by John Dimon [1895], and from Canine Breeding Standards of the German Shepherd from the American Kennel Club [2012]. Other text and illustrations by Ellen Knudson"--Colophon.

"Typefaces: Spectrum, Lutetia, and Spartan Bold Condensed. Line drawing[s] from collaged images of horses and female models from fashion magazines. Cave Paper is also used (tapes and title flag). Hahnemühle Bugra is used as cover paper, lining, and end sheets/paste down. Exposed spine sewn on handmade paper tapes and attached to paste paper covered boards"--Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Sept. 27, 2013.

Title

American Breeding Standards

Creator

Publisher

Crooked Letter Press

Date

2012 [i.e. 2013]

Description

http://crookedletterpress.com/

An artist's book containing a satirical text and illustrations. A hinged unfolding pop-up structure is built into the front cover. The book includes three fold-out signatures and two small strips of heavier, textured brown paper, one of which bears the title. The book fits into an unattached cloth cover, with title on spine, a line drawing on back, and a colophon inside the back board, and this combination fits into a slipcase covered with matching patterned paper and cloth with cutout in front.

"American Breeding Standards explores the systemized rules about what comprises a good or bad horse, a good or bad woman and the steps one might take to achieve the breed standard"--The artist, on Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Sept. 27, 2013.
"This witty, pointed, and devastatingly clever book skewers our 'post-feminist and enlightened' sense of superiority about how far we've come in climbing beyond the stereotypes of the ideal woman. There is more work to be done"--Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Sept. 27, 2013.

"American Breeding Standards is letterpress printed on Zerkall Book from handset metal types and photopolymer plates. The binding structure is an exposed spine sewn on tapes and attached to paste paper covered boards. The book was produced in 2012-2013 and printed by the artist in Gainesville, Florida. Text excerpted from American Horses and Horse Breeding by John Dimon [1895], and from Canine Breeding Standards of the German Shepherd from the American Kennel Club [2012]. Other text and illustrations by Ellen Knudson"--Colophon.

"Typefaces: Spectrum, Lutetia, and Spartan Bold Condensed. Line drawing[s] from collaged images of horses and female models from fashion magazines. Cave Paper is also used (tapes and title flag). Hahnemühle Bugra is used as cover paper, lining, and end sheets/paste down. Exposed spine sewn on handmade paper tapes and attached to paste paper covered boards"--Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Sept. 27, 2013.

Language

English

Rights

Copyright; Licensed to Vanderbilt University courtesy of the artist

Format

59 pages: illustrations

Source

Vanderbilt University Special Collections, Southern Civilization Collection

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/artists-books-df-brown/crooked-American-Breeding-s2.jpg

Citation

Knudson, Ellen, “American Breeding Standards,” Gallery, accessed October 24, 2021, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1200.