Artists' Books Collection

Rome

Description:

S.P.Q.R. This book is the second in a series of artists' books incorporating old travel guidebooks. The text was scanned from an 1893 Baedeker Italy book, and laser printed on Frankfurt white papter. Each page was dyed with Lavazza espresso, then printed with linoleum blocks. The edition is 20 copies --Colophon. An altered book consisting of reproductions of various scattered pages from: Italy, handbook for travellers / by K. Baedeker. Second Part, Central Italy and Rome. Eleventh revised edition. Leipsic : Karl Baedeker, publisher, 1893. Some pages are double (e.g. fold out map), many have linoleum prints, usually in black, sometimes in one or two colors, over the text or instead of the text; other pages have mounted cut-out linoleum prints, some of which are folded. Endpapers are maps of Rome. Covers are of wood, painted red with Rome painted in gold with border in gold; black leather spine. MSU copy: Copy number 4 of 20. MSU copy: Signed by the author.

Artist: Davidson, Laura

Publication Date: 2003

Original Size: [40] p. in various pagings : col. ill. ; 17 cm.

Collection: MSU Libraries Artists' Book Collection

Call Number: XX N7433.4.D38 R66 2003

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