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Production Narrative

by J. Drucker

The smaller watercolors from the series were put on the scanner. Files were produced in InDesign to add plate numbers and other texts. Prints were made on folded sheets, thus causing some mis-feed. Sheets were pulled into a single gathering and sewn into a Jacquonnette binding.

Critical Analysis

by J. Drucker

Design Features

typographic: Humanistic font (Caslon or Garamond) for the text. Clean and very straightforward in design

imagery: Watercolors from organic and inorganic matter.

graphical: Simple layout to create the sense of a nature album.

openings: Pages are printed on a single side only.

turnings:

development:

sequence:

textual: Scientific in presentation and tone.

structure:

conceptual:

intratextual:

scultpural features:

temporal features:

other features:

Critical Discussion

The book is an album, with an essay, "The Aesthetics of decay" that outlines the principles that underlie the works. The book is about the ways in which deterioration and wear reveal structure and form, registering these as an aesthetic process.

General Comments

[J. Drucker]

Damaged Nature / Salvage Culture

title note: [J. Drucker]

Agents

Johanna Drucker

type: initiating

role:
artist
author
designer
printer

nationality:
born: US

location:

dates:
birth: 1952-05-30

note: [J. Drucker]


Publication Information

edition type: editioned

publisher: Druckwerk

place: Charlottesville

dates:
production: 2005-00-00

edition size: 6 copies

note: This is the first of two editions, the second done in 2006 to accompany another exhibition. [J. Drucker]

Measurements

horizontal: 9 inches closed

vertical: 12 3/4 inches closed

Production Information

production means:
digital inkjet (local) Epson RX 500

binding: case binding (AAT) Jacquonnette

substrate:
bookBlock: paper Mohawk superfine

media:

other materials: Silk

Appearance

general description: The volume has the general look of a nature album, but without any hint of parody.

format: codex (AAT)

cover: Paste papers over boards, with a pattern that has the look of weathered suede, bound with black silk on the spine.

color: yes Inkjet

devices:

enclosures:
item:

Content

pagination: unpaginated 18

numbered?: numbered

signed?: signed

Colophon

An edition of six copies (one archive, one artist's proof, three for sale, one for who) were produced for an exhibition at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in fall of 2005. The original watercoors were scanned and printed on an Epson Stylus RX 500. This project was produced at the hot end of summer in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Exhibition Information

exhibition history: University of California, Santa Cruz, Fall 2005.

reception history:

Related Documents

manuscript type: texts

location: artist's archive

note:


manuscript type: other

location: artist's archive watercolors

note: Framed, matted, and exhibited, some were sold or given away, but the drawings remain more or less in the archive.


General Comments

[J. Drucker]