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Milk, butter, eggs / Alice Austin.

Author/Creator:
Austin, Alice.
Publication:
[Philadelphia, Pa. : Alice Austin, 2004]
Format/Description:
Book
1 v. in case : ill. ; 21 cm.
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Other Title:
Milk butter eggs
Subjects:
Artists' books -- United States.
Households -- Pictorial works.
Housekeeping -- Pictorial works.
Place of Publication:
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Summary:
"My book is a visual reflection on the repetition of the daily chores at my household. The cover is an abstract shape, perhaps a dinner bell, perhaps a feather duster, surrounded by a grocery list - the eternal milk, butter, eggs. The interior of the book has a foreground of the city block I live on - the endless row houses. When opened and set up, the book makes a geometric shape, a complete circle or a long line of all vertically oriented rectangles that echo the shape of the houses and the shape of the windows. Looking through the four windows you see the kitchen, then the laundry line and dishes (twice), and finally the view looking out of the kitchen while having a coffee break. The book is a quiet meditation on the routines of daily life"--Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers website.
Notes:
Title from case.
"5.75 x 7.75" accordion structure. Cover is two etchings. Interior with four etchings on Rives lightweight. Foreground is relief printed on Mohawk coverweight. In archival box"--Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers website.
Edition limited to 16 copies.
Local notes:
Penn Llibraries Rare Copy is no. 14, signed by the artist.
Penn Provenance:
Austin, Alice (autograph). (donor)
Penn Chronology:
2004
OCLC:
85782976