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The closed book

The closed book / by Karen O'Hearn & Sjoerd Hofstra.
O'Hearn, Karen.
Amsterdam ; New York : ZET, 1997.

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TextBy appointment onlyAvailableSpencer Coll. Neth. 1997 00-132Schwarzman Building - Print Collection Room 308


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1 case (3 v.) : ill.; 38 cm.
Alternative Title
  • Breezes.
  • Potential motions.
  • Random events.
  • Artists' books – Netherlands – 20th century.
  • Artists' books – United States – 20th century.
  • Manipulated photographs.
  • "Printed in an edition of 20 and 2 artist proofs"--Colophon.
  • Title from t.p. in v. 1; v. 2 has cover title only; v. 3 has special t.p. only.
  • "Text #1 by J.P. Blanchard entitled 'My ascent was perpendicular' from his 'Journal of my 45th ascension, being performed in America, on the ninth of January, 1793' and text #2 'And he was falling, falling' from 'The pupil' by Rollo Woolley, 1942"--Colophon, v. 3.
  • The ill. are based on a photo. of a woman by Mikko Forsberg, Turku, Finland, found in a Brooklyn flea market, and on "sky photographs taken from various weather and climate text books"--Colophon, v. 3. Vol. 3 contains 3 ill. with moving parts, and a facsim. of the Forsberg photograph inserted in mounting corners on colophon leaf.
  • Printed on double leaves.
  • Binding: Publisher's brown cloth (v. 1 and 3); publisher's black leather, with decoration on front board in the image of a coffee cup stain, in brown cloth portfolio (v. 2). In brown cloth slipcase.
1. The closed book: potential motions. [25] p. : chiefly ill. ; 37 cm. -- 2. Breezes. [25] p. : all ill. ; 23 cm. -- 3. Random events. [25] p. : chiefly ill. ; 37 cm.
Call Number
Spencer Coll. Neth. 1997 00-132
O'Hearn, Karen.
The closed book / by Karen O'Hearn & Sjoerd Hofstra.
Amsterdam ; New York : ZET, 1997.
Local Note
No. 3/20; signed in pencil by the artists in colophons of v. 1 and 3.
Local Note
Accompanied by 2 sheets ([2] p.) of descriptive text.
Added Author
Hofstra, Sjoerd.
Blanchard, Jean-Pierre, 1753-1809. Journal of my forty-fifth ascension. Selections. 1997.
Woolley, Rollo. Pupil. Selections. 1997.
Forsberg, Mikko.
Added Title
Potential motions.
Random events.
Research Call Number
Spencer Coll. Neth. 1997 00-132
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