by E. Rettberg
typographic: The book supplies a kind of mockery of typography by replacing the varied alphabet with repetitions of the letter "i".
graphical: Since the text blocks are evacuated of meaningful textual content, the reader experiences the page layouts as purely graphical objects.
openings: Each verso has the same two columns of the letter "i".
turnings: Much of the book's enjoyment arises from the surprise at turning each leaf to see a new possibility of arrangement forged from the same limited set of elements.
For Fans and Scholars Alike
edition type: editioned
publisher: Visual Studies Workshop Press
place: Rochester, NY
edition size: 200
depth: 1/4 inches closed
horizontal: 5 5/8 inches closed
vertical: 7 3/4 inches closed
binding: perfect (AAT)
other materials: None
general description: A compact gray volume featuring repeated fields of "i"s and letter-like symbols interspersed with unrecognizable half-toned images in various shapes.
format: codex (AAT)
cover: Each gray cover features a large block of repeated monospaced "i"s; the title is printed in a simple serif font above the artist's name.
pagination: unpaginated 92 unnumbered pages.
This book has been produced by Ulises Carrión, in an edition of 200 copies, during a residency at Visual Studies Workshop Press in March of 1987. The artist-in-residence program is supported, in part, by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.