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Production Narrative

by J. Drucker

This was not a hard book to make, the linoleum cuts, lino cut rule, and the strong bold gothic type were all well-suited to each other. All inked well and printed well, and sewing was straightforward. With this as with other books at the time, the greatest issue was cutting the paper.

Critical Analysis

by J. Drucker

Design Features

typographic: A very strong, bold gothic type, not sure precisely what face, meant to hold its own with the linoleum cut lines.

imagery: Linoleum blocks of appliances, or switches, or other ordinary objects capable of transformation, very bold, very simple, very strong.

graphical: Strong text, image, rule connections on the page.

openings: The formula repeats throughout of rule top and bottom, image, and texts.

Critical Discussion

A very minor work, but clear on its own terms and successful as a small demonstration of a specific idea.

Dolls of the Spirit

Agents

Johanna Drucker

type: initiating

role:
author
printer
artist

nationality:
born: United States
active: United States
citizenship: United States

dates:
birth: 1952-05-30


Publication Information

edition type: editioned

publisher: self-published

dates:
publication: 1980-00-00

edition size: 48

Measurements

horizontal: 5 inches closed

vertical: 8 inches closed

depth: .1 inches closed

Production Information

production means:
letterpress (local)
linoleum (local)

binding: hand sewn (local)

substrate:
bookBlock: paper
endsheets: paper

media:
ink (local)

Appearance

format: codex (AAT)

cover: The cover is printed on the same ivory paper as the rest of the book. The front cover contains a linoleum cut print of an iron with the title. The back cover contains a linoleum cut print of a thumbtack above the artist's name, copyright date, and copy number.

color: no

Content

pagination: unpaginated 12 pages

numbered?: numbered

signed?: unsigned

Colophon

none

Exhibition Information

exhibition history: Only in shows of all my work.

Related Documents

manuscript type: mockups

location: other

note: I don't think any manuscripts, texts, or mockups remain.