Lugubrious Distance : experiencing mourning & loss for North Carolina, almost to an exaggerated degree

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2010
Crooked Letter Press

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"Written and illustrated by Ellen Knudson"--Cover.

An artist's book combining nostalgic descriptive texts about nature and life in North Carolina with illustrations.

In an accordion-fold structure created by stab-binding folded sheets together, two at a time, at inner edges to form double leaves, with protective tissue sheets for the prints bound in. Bound in boards covered in reddish-brown paper with a soft gray cloth spine to which the book block is unattached. The front cover bears an illustration and the title and artist's name; the illustration continues on the spine, which bears the title and the press's name. Issued in a slipcase covered in tan cloth with a color illustration on a panel inset on one side.

"This book was initiated in 1998 as a project for the year-long Editions class at Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts in Chicago ... The type is handset in Palatino 10pt, 18pt and 42pt and ... Harold Berliner's Lutetia Italic. The color illustrations began as colored pencil drawings and later became magnesium plates which were four-color process printed on the letterpress. The line drawings are from the Webster's Dictionary circa 1950. The entire book was letterpress printed on a Vandercook Universal I. Each book is built with 75 passes through the press. The book block is composed of Rives BFK (beefcake) and my handmade Phillipine [sic] Gampi"-- Colophon.

Title

Lugubrious Distance : experiencing mourning & loss for North Carolina, almost to an exaggerated degree

Creator

Publisher

Crooked Letter Press

Date

2010

Description

http://crookedletterpress.com/

"Written and illustrated by Ellen Knudson"--Cover.

An artist's book combining nostalgic descriptive texts about nature and life in North Carolina with illustrations.

In an accordion-fold structure created by stab-binding folded sheets together, two at a time, at inner edges to form double leaves, with protective tissue sheets for the prints bound in. Bound in boards covered in reddish-brown paper with a soft gray cloth spine to which the book block is unattached. The front cover bears an illustration and the title and artist's name; the illustration continues on the spine, which bears the title and the press's name. Issued in a slipcase covered in tan cloth with a color illustration on a panel inset on one side.

"This book was initiated in 1998 as a project for the year-long Editions class at Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts in Chicago ... The type is handset in Palatino 10pt, 18pt and 42pt and ... Harold Berliner's Lutetia Italic. The color illustrations began as colored pencil drawings and later became magnesium plates which were four-color process printed on the letterpress. The line drawings are from the Webster's Dictionary circa 1950. The entire book was letterpress printed on a Vandercook Universal I. Each book is built with 75 passes through the press. The book block is composed of Rives BFK (beefcake) and my handmade Phillipine [sic] Gampi"-- Colophon.

Rights

Courtesy of the artist

Format

Artists' books--Florida
Accordion fold format
Color prints (prints)

Source

Vanderbilt University Special Collections, Southern Civilization Collection

Files

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Citation

Knudson, Ellen, “Lugubrious Distance : experiencing mourning & loss for North Carolina, almost to an exaggerated degree,” Gallery, accessed December 9, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1201.