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Project Statement

by J. Drucker


Testament of Women was conceived in response to Vanessa Ochs's _Sarah Laughed_. The edition created between 2005 and 2006 may serve as the basis of another project aimed at a wider audience, and produced in a different format. But that remains to be seen.

Testament of Women

Johanna Drucker

title note: The subject of the book is the retelling of tales of women who appear in the Old Testament, hence the title. [J.Drucker]

Agents

Johanna Drucker

type: initiating

role:
Cut blocks
author
printer
typographer
designer Decorated papers

nationality:
born: US

location:

dates:
birth: 1952-05-30

note: [J. Drucker]


Publication Information

publisher: Druckwerk and Granary

dates:
publication: 2006-07-15

publication history: Single edition, letterpress, 2006, 40 copies. [J. Drucker]

Aesthetic Profile

movement:
feminism (AAT)

subject:
experimental fiction (LCSH)

themes: biblical history [J. Drucker]

content form:
experimental text (local)

publication tradition:
artists' book (local)

inspiration: Sarah Laughed, by Vanessa Ochs. [J. Drucker]

related works: Narratology among J.Drucker's works, Lives of Wives by Laura Riding. [J. Drucker]

other influences: Sunday school textbooks of bible stories. [J. Drucker]

community: other Jewish Studies [J. Drucker]

note: [J. Drucker]

Exhibition Information

exhibition history: "Beyond Words," Sewanee, University of the South, Fall 2006 "Complicit Codex," Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, Fall 2006 "Book Arts: Action/Interaction," Columbia College, Summer 2007

reception history: Response to this book suggests a much broader audience for it exists.

Related Documents

manuscript type: texts

location: other author's collection

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manuscript type: mockups

location: other author's collection

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manuscript type: correspondence

location: other author's collection

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manuscript type: other

location: other author's collection

note: linoleum cuts, original, stored in author's collection


manuscript type: other

location: other author's collection

note: original drawings and studies for figures


General Comments

[J. Drucker]