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Abraham Lincoln

Title
Abraham Lincoln / Rachel Harrison.
Author
Harrison, Rachel, 1966-
Publication
New York, NY : Printed Matter, Inc., 2010.

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TextPermit neededAvailableMEMZ+ (Harrison) 11-2718Schwarzman Building - Print Collection Room 308

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Additional Authors
Printed Matter, Inc.
Description
[268] p. : col. ill.; 26 cm.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Artists' books – United States – 21st century.
Note
  • Title from colophon.
  • Edition of 1,000 copies.
  • Perfect binding, offset printed, paper cover.
Call Number
MEMZ+ (Harrison) 11-2718
Author
Harrison, Rachel, 1966-
Title
Abraham Lincoln / Rachel Harrison.
Imprint
New York, NY : Printed Matter, Inc., 2010.
Summary
"Comprised of entirely Googled images of Abraham Lincoln, the book shows our sixteenth president sequentially turning his infamous profile from right to left. Harrison's hefty collection of images encapsulates the obscurities of our digital age, a parade of absurd representations attesting to the over-commodification of American history. Among the more traditional portrait-style depictions of Lincoln, are peculiar appropriations- a Lincoln toe ring, a Lincoln cake, a Lincoln egg, a Lincoln coffee mug, a Lincoln emoticon, a Lincoln pillow, a Lincoln hulk. It begs the question, what prompts us to venerate our cultural heroes in such ways? Transposing the image of a socio-political icon into kitsch formats, assimilating his recognizable physiognomy into sarcastic patriotic gestures. The images are all presented as they were found online, their formats untampered with and recontextualized in print." --Printed Matter website.
Local Note
Artists' Books Collection (NYPL, Print Collection).
Added Author
Printed Matter, Inc.
Research Call Number
MEMZ+ (Harrison) 11-2718
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