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Production Narrative

by J.Drucker

Photographs taken in several locations were sequenced and reproduced in full color photo offset.

Critical Analysis

by J.Durkcer

Design Features

typographic: The typography is minimal, but elegantly done, mainly information in the front and back matter.

imagery: Photographs of skin tones, color swatches, and circumstances of perception and framing.

graphical: Full bleeds on all pages give the book a rich feel.

openings: The dialogues across the gutter are many and sophisticated, with conceptual reframing occuring as often as visual and graphical shifts.

turnings: Similarly, the book makes frequent and very smart use of turnings in order to shift cognitive or perceptual frames and in the process, call cultural identity issues into focus.

development: The development in this book is recursive as well as linear, and is created through visual rhymes that are color coded to link bodies and references across fields and frames.

sequence: The sequences are articulated through color, skin and clothing, and are striking.

textual:

structure:

conceptual: The idea of this book is deceptively simple. It makes use of color in images as a way to address cross cultural identity politics and gazes.

intratextual:

scultpural features:

temporal features:

other features:

Critical Discussion

This is an extraordinary work, of great beauty and scope in spite of it small size. The book is utterly unpretentious in its self-presentation, and yet the tight paper on the boards, the pink ink with drop out white type, and the well-trimmed book block, are all clean and exquisite. The book itself is carefully and smartly done, with a vivid sense of color, and a very intelligent use of sequence, development, and turnings to create continuity and cognitive frame shifts that call the identity politics issues of post-colonial theory into a perfectly stated visual argument. A stunning book in its conception and execution.

Detailed Analysis

General Comments

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'No Problem, Brother!'

title note: The title is punctuated by two single quotation marks, a comma and an exclamation point. [L. O'Connor]

Agents

Roy Villevoye

type: initiating

role:
artist
author
publisher
photographer

nationality:
active: Dutch


Thomas Widdershoven

type: other

role:
artist
author

nationality:
active: Dutch

note: []


Roy Villevoye

type: initiating

role:
artist
author
photographer

nationality:
unknown:


Thomas Widdershoven

type: other

role:
artist
author

nationality:
unknown:

location:

note: []


Publication Information

edition type: editioned

publisher: Roy Villevoye

place: Amsterdam

dates:
production: 00/00/1997

edition size: 850 copies

note: []

Measurements

horizontal: 3 inches closed

vertical: 5 inches closed

depth: .5 inches closed

Production Information

production means:
offset (local)

binding: case binding (AAT)

substrate:
bookBlock: paper

media:
ink (local)

other materials:

Appearance

general description:

format: codex (AAT)

cover: >Case bound in paper covered boards.

color: yes

devices:

enclosures:
item:

Content

pagination: unpaginated

numbered?: unnumbered

signed?: unsigned

Colophon

For Fransje and my friends. This book has bene made possible through the support of Mickery Workshop Foundation (Stichting Micker Workshop), Amsteram and The Netherlands Foundation for Fine Arts Design and Architecture. With special thanks to Frank Mandersloot. Concept and realisation: Roy Villevoye and Thomas Widershoven. Printing: Spinhex, Amsteram. Publisher: Roy Villevoye Bestevaerstraat 103, NL-1056 HL Amsterdam.

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