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Secrets : a collaboration under wraps

Title
Secrets : a collaboration under wraps / Johanna Rogers.
Author
Rogers, Johanna.
Publication
[San Francisco, Calif. : Johanna Rogers, 2005]

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TextBy appointment only Spencer Coll. Amer. 2005 12-214Schwarzman Building - Print Collection Room 308

Details

Additional Authors
Scarpelli, D. C.
Description
79, [1] p. : ill.; 27 x 34 cm. +
Subjects
Genre/Form
Artists' books – United States – 21st century.
Note
  • Produced in an edition of 30 copies.
  • "This book was created on the occasion of the LoopArts book show in San Francisco, March 2005 ... Produced and designed by Johanna Rogers. Edited by D.C. Scarpelli. Silkscreened and handbound by Johanna Rogers"--T.p. verso.
  • Screenprinted throughout. Text and decorations visible only under black light.
  • "In order to collect the secrets for Secrets, [Rogers] printed postcards inviting friends, acquaintances, coworkers and passers-by to her website ... where she had set up an anonymous guestbook-cum-blog ... She received a passel of secrets ... And then she turned to the physical book. How do you print in invisible ink? ... Johanna had to invent a process. After some trial and error, she settled upon silkscreen as her printing method and formulated her own archival, untraceable-in-daylight, invisible ink using acrylic matte medium as a base for a pre-existing ink that fluoresces in blacklight ... Only then did she begin the gargantuan task of formatting the text, building the covers, assembling the paper, silk-screening each page individually, and constructing an edition of large-scale books"--Editor's foreword, p. 8-9.
Binding (note)
  • Publisher's half white leatherette and textured white cloth; opening in spine exposes the signatures, which are sewn long-stitch to the boards. Decoration on binding is visible only under black light. Housed in white textured cloth-covered drop-spine box (28 x 36 x 7 cm.) with magnetic closure; decorations on box visible only under black light. "Spectroline ® UV-4B Ultraviolet Lamp" (battery-powered black light) housed in leatherette pouch mounted inside front of box.
Call Number
Spencer Coll. Amer. 2005 12-214
Author
Rogers, Johanna.
Title
Secrets : a collaboration under wraps / Johanna Rogers.
Imprint
[San Francisco, Calif. : Johanna Rogers, 2005]
Local Note
Spencer Coll. copy is no. 22/30; signed "Johanna" in pencil on leaf preceding t.p.
Binding
Publisher's half white leatherette and textured white cloth; opening in spine exposes the signatures, which are sewn long-stitch to the boards. Decoration on binding is visible only under black light. Housed in white textured cloth-covered drop-spine box (28 x 36 x 7 cm.) with magnetic closure; decorations on box visible only under black light. "Spectroline ® UV-4B Ultraviolet Lamp" (battery-powered black light) housed in leatherette pouch mounted inside front of box.
Place of Publication
United States California San Francisco.
Added Author
Scarpelli, D. C.
Research Call Number
Spencer Coll. Amer. 2005 12-214
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