by C. Meador
by E. Rettberg
imagery: Like "Rising, Converging," the book features several sets of images of landscapes, animals, and people.
turnings: The dual-page size design presents sans-serif text on the small cards as a patch of white in a photographic field.
The text paratactically presents a seemingly discontinuous narrative that begins by exploring the building of agricultural landscapes and then presents images of animals in their natural habitats; the juxtaposition, in the end, of ducks flying off the surface of a pond with speedboats cruising along a lake suggests a breakdown of the animal/human and natural/artificial barriers. The book's last image and text of "A city after war" finishes the book on a deeply destructive note, and the image of a broken city reinforces the breakdown of the ordered terraces that seem to control nature in the book's first pages.
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edition type: editioned
publisher: Clifton Meador
place: Purchase, NY
edition size: unknown
horizontal: 6 inches closed
vertical: 7.875 inches closed
depth: .375 inches closed
horizontal: small inner pages: 4.375 inches opened
vertical: small inner pages: 2.5 inches opened
binding: spiral (AAT)
general description: The spiral-bound book has beige covers; the pages inside alternate between large altered-photographic spreads and small card pages with text.
format: codex (AAT)
cover: The front cover features a simple vertical line of the title's words and the flags that represent them; the front cover is light brown, and the back cover is light gray.
Printed and Produced at the Center for Editions, Visual Arts Division, S.U.N.Y. at Purchase, Purchase, New York.