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[The Box Book]

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[2012]
VCUarts Bowe House Press

[Box 1]. Jail box / by Liz Canfield and Alex Fulton -- A nerve / by Danielle Shutt and Lynn Nguyen -- Puss in box / by Melissa Johnson and Tim West -- Confident A.M. / by Danielle Shutt and Kathryn Stern -- The diner shrieking evil / by Nicholas Reading and Mara Hyman -- [Box 2]. Do not / by Melissa Johnson and Jane Cornell -- Light years in the observatory / by Celina Williams and Eliza VanZoeren -- A terrible terrible villanelle / by Celina Williams and Michael Hoang -- Jail box / by Liz Canfield and Liz Belte -- Reintegration / by Nicholas Reading and Ying jun Cheng -- Tintype / by Joshua Poteat and Marshall Roach -- [Box 3]. Jail box / by Liz Canfield and Tobias Wilbur -- Tintype / by Joshua Poteat and Lauren Hayes -- Over easy / by Nicholas Reading and Garron Martin -- Burial plots / by Celina Williams and Sarah Klamans -- Deviating / by Danielle Shutt and Sara Wickersham.

An artist's book of visual poetry, produced as a collaboration between design students and poets at Virginia Commonwealth University. In the form of three sheets shaped, cut and scored to be folded and assembled into cubic paper boxes (3, 3.5 and 4 inches on a side, respectively). The sheets are letterpress printed on one side with text and illustrations in black, red and silver ink. They are stapled at one extremity inside a chipboard wrapper of matching shape; the wrapper is secured by a rubber band. The sheets are perforated at the stapled extremity for ease of removal. Table of contents printed on front of wrapper.

"Paper: French Paper/Construction Pure White 140lb. cover. Cover: Single ply chipboard. Laser cut, scored and perforated"--Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Feb. 12, 2014.

"In this, our 4th book, six poets collaborated with three designers each to create this unconventional structure. The book itself is made up of three 'pages.' Each 'page' is bound into a matchbook cover binding and is perforated trimmed and scored so each page can fold into a cube. There are three cubes total, with a poem on each 'side' of the cube ... The cubes can 'nest' into one another or stack on top of one another, or remain as three 'pages' within the book, whatever the reader wants. Therefore, each poet contributed three poems, three fragments/versions of the same poem, three whatever-their-mind-conceived"--VCUarts Bowe House Press statement at Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, Feb. 12, 2014.

Title

[The Box Book]

Publisher

VCUarts Bowe House Press

Date

[2012]

Description

[Box 1]. Jail box / by Liz Canfield and Alex Fulton -- A nerve / by Danielle Shutt and Lynn Nguyen -- Puss in box / by Melissa Johnson and Tim West -- Confident A.M. / by Danielle Shutt and Kathryn Stern -- The diner shrieking evil / by Nicholas Reading and Mara Hyman -- [Box 2]. Do not / by Melissa Johnson and Jane Cornell -- Light years in the observatory / by Celina Williams and Eliza VanZoeren -- A terrible terrible villanelle / by Celina Williams and Michael Hoang -- Jail box / by Liz Canfield and Liz Belte -- Reintegration / by Nicholas Reading and Ying jun Cheng -- Tintype / by Joshua Poteat and Marshall Roach -- [Box 3]. Jail box / by Liz Canfield and Tobias Wilbur -- Tintype / by Joshua Poteat and Lauren Hayes -- Over easy / by Nicholas Reading and Garron Martin -- Burial plots / by Celina Williams and Sarah Klamans -- Deviating / by Danielle Shutt and Sara Wickersham.

An artist's book of visual poetry, produced as a collaboration between design students and poets at Virginia Commonwealth University. In the form of three sheets shaped, cut and scored to be folded and assembled into cubic paper boxes (3, 3.5 and 4 inches on a side, respectively). The sheets are letterpress printed on one side with text and illustrations in black, red and silver ink. They are stapled at one extremity inside a chipboard wrapper of matching shape; the wrapper is secured by a rubber band. The sheets are perforated at the stapled extremity for ease of removal. Table of contents printed on front of wrapper.

"Paper: French Paper/Construction Pure White 140lb. cover. Cover: Single ply chipboard. Laser cut, scored and perforated"--Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Feb. 12, 2014.

"In this, our 4th book, six poets collaborated with three designers each to create this unconventional structure. The book itself is made up of three 'pages.' Each 'page' is bound into a matchbook cover binding and is perforated trimmed and scored so each page can fold into a cube. There are three cubes total, with a poem on each 'side' of the cube ... The cubes can 'nest' into one another or stack on top of one another, or remain as three 'pages' within the book, whatever the reader wants. Therefore, each poet contributed three poems, three fragments/versions of the same poem, three whatever-their-mind-conceived"--VCUarts Bowe House Press statement at Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, Feb. 12, 2014.

Rights

Courtesy of the artist

Format

Boxes (containers)
Artists' books--Virginia
Letterpress printing
Chipboard
Staple bindings
Color printing (Printing)

Source

Vanderbilt University Special Collections, Southern Civilization Collection

Files

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Citation

“[The Box Book],” Gallery, accessed June 30, 2022, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1352.