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.
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.
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.
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.
title note: Title page features the subtitle: "Aunt Ethel: An Ending." [S. Muradi]
edition type: editioned
publisher: Lapp Princess Press, Inc.
place: New York, NY
horizontal: 8.5 inches closed
vertical: 10 inches closed
depth: 0.125 inches closed
binding: perfect (AAT)
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.
pagination: paginated 38