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Critical Analysis

by E. Rettberg

Design Features

typographic: All the typography within the volume is found typography, lifted from periodical sources in a collage fashion.

graphical: The colors in the volume are purposely washed out, heightening the book's nostalgic camp effects.

Joni Mabe's Museum Book


Joni Mabe

type: initiating


publication: 1988-00-00

Publication Information

edition type: editioned

publisher: Nexus Press

place: Atlanta, GA

edition size: unknown


horizontal: 9 1/4 inches closed

vertical: 10 7/8 inches closed


general description: A colorful, spiral-bound, scrapbook-looking volume featuring large spreads with hundreds of collaged images that appear pasted onto the pages.

format: codex (AAT)

cover: The cover's design is basically continuous with the rest of the book--a hodgepodge of images in a field around the title, which itself appears to have been pasted on the cover.

color: yes CMYK

devices: n/a

item: "The Official Oral Roberts Bookmark", a small folded-over sheet of cardboard featuring eponymous images.


pagination: unpaginated 40 pages (on double leaves)

numbered?: unnumbered

signed?: unsigned


Printed at Nexus Press, a programming division of Nexus Contemporary Art Center, which is supported, in part, by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, Georgia Council for the Arts, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, City of Atlanta, and the Fulton County Arts Council--Fulton County Commission, Clifton Meador, Jo Anne Paschall, Stewart Cauley, Mary Margaret Wade, Staff of Nexus Press 608 Ralph McGill Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30312.