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Production Narrative

by J.Drucker

Offset produced, in the spirit and format of multiples, with black and white photographs that are documentary, flat, and yet personal in what they observe. They have a deliberately unaesthetic quality to them, but are in fact, well made and nicely composed.

Critical Analysis

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Design Features

typographic:

imagery: The first portion of the work contains photos of Ethel's home, showing the disordered state of the residence while the second half, accompanying the timeline, features old photographs from the photocopied documentary evidence.

graphical:

openings:

turnings:

development: The storyline in the first portion of the work, entitled "In Aunt Ethel's words", reveals snapshots of her experiences with the nurses. In the work's second part, "Record of Events", the story is explained and develops along a timeline that introduces characters and events according to their date of occurrence.

sequence:

textual:

structure: There are two parts to the book, one written from the point of view of Aunt Ethel (reprinted from a letter sent to her niece) and the other a sequence of events that serves as filler and explains how the situation from the first portion amplified to the extent it had.

conceptual:

intratextual:

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temporal features:

other features:

Critical Discussion

Detailed Analysis

General Comments

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Ransacked

title note: Title page features the subtitle: "Aunt Ethel: An Ending." [S. Muradi]

Agents

Nancy Holt

type: initiating

role:
artist
author
photographer

nationality:
born: US

location:

dates:
birth: 00/00/1938

note: []


Nancy Holt

type: initiating

role:
artist
author
photographer

nationality:
born: US

location:

dates:
birth: 00/00/1938

note: []


Publication Information

edition type: editioned

publisher: Lapp Princess Press, Inc.

place: New York, NY

dates:
publication: 1980-00-00

edition size:

note: []

Measurements

horizontal: 8.5 inches closed

vertical: 10 inches closed

depth: 0.125 inches closed

Production Information

production means:
offset (local)

binding: perfect (AAT)

substrate:
bookBlock: paper

media:
ink (local)

other materials:

Appearance

general description: The book is sleek, perfect-bound, and contains several black and white photographs throughout.

format: book object (AAT)

cover: Contains a black and white photograph of the front of Aunt Ethel's three-story home on the front cover and Ethel's burial ground on the back.

color: no Black and white photographs accompanied by black text on off-white paper.

devices:

enclosures:
item:

Content

pagination: paginated 38

numbered?: unnumbered

signed?: unsigned

Colophon

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