Cradle of Civilization

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Published: 2011
Primitive Press

An artist's book in the form of a concertina-folded sheet which must be unfolded to be viewed in its entirety. The sheet is secured at one end to and folded into a gray paper cover with a printed green spine.

Inkjet printed using archival inks on enhanced matte paper.

"[This book features] imagery from various sources including iconic war images from Viet Nam, WWII, the Spanish Civil War, movie posters, and Carnival in Rio, while Fred Astaire and Ronald and Nancy Reagan dance in and out of the scroll. Text from the Lao Tzu's [i.e. Sun-tzu's] Art of War is juxtaposed over and around the images"--Artist's statement on Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed June 12, 2013.

Title

Cradle of Civilization

Creator

Publisher

Primitive Press

Date

Published: 2011
Copyright: 1993

Description

An artist's book in the form of a concertina-folded sheet which must be unfolded to be viewed in its entirety. The sheet is secured at one end to and folded into a gray paper cover with a printed green spine.

Inkjet printed using archival inks on enhanced matte paper.

"[This book features] imagery from various sources including iconic war images from Viet Nam, WWII, the Spanish Civil War, movie posters, and Carnival in Rio, while Fred Astaire and Ronald and Nancy Reagan dance in and out of the scroll. Text from the Lao Tzu's [i.e. Sun-tzu's] Art of War is juxtaposed over and around the images"--Artist's statement on Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed June 12, 2013.

Rights

Courtesy of the artist

Format

Artists' books--Arkansas
Accordion fold format

Source

Vanderbilt University Special Collections, Southern Civilization Collection

Files

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Citation

Peven, Michael, “Cradle of Civilization,” Gallery, accessed November 20, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1241.