by T. Shaw
VSW Press Founder Joan Lyons and the artist are obvious resources for an accurate production narrative of this title.
by T. Shaw
imagery: The relatively crude shapes and slightly jaggy lines of relief prints make up all of the imagery which is largely figurative of sun bathers and other beach dwellers in swimsuits along with all the appropriate acoutrements.
graphical: The design is full bleed imagery on every page. There is no text, only visuals.
openings: Openings are consistent throughout. Each opening is one stage of an animated sequence of graphic imagery.
turnings: The turnings are varied spread to spread to engage the reader in the visual narrative running through the book.
development: The development contains swells, a climax, and other visual rythmns making the narrative complex.
sequence: The sequence feeds the main narrative line, that of a young boy becoming older then flying into the sun like Icarus, then returning to the beach, burned and defeated by the beach crowd apparently bored by this spectacle.
The main line of inquiry with this visual narrative is the loss of innocence motif as told through clearly paced plot points. Thematic discussion may center upon the crowd that turns away from the event.
At the Beach
note: [T. Shaw]
Visual Studies Workshop Press
location: Rochester, New York
edition type: editioned
publisher: Visual Studies Workshop Press
place: Rochester, New York
vertical: 9 inches closed
horizontal: 7 inches closed
binding: saddle stitching (AAT) Perfect Bound
format: codex (AAT)
pagination: unpaginated 40