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Production Narrative

by F. Deschamps

I wrote the text and created the visual material for Mémoire D'un Voyage En Océanie. I did the stripping at night in a generous and enlightened pre-press business in Auckland owned and managed by a Graham Shaw. Robin Lush, a wonderful, dedicated and talented printer, did all the press work. John Turner, a photography professor at Elam, initially invited me to print the book and did an enormous amount of production and begging (for paper and the pre-press film shooting.) Statement originally published in JAB 12, p.13

Critical Analysis

by S. Strang

Design Features

typographic:

imagery: "Torn" pages and reproduction of paperclips, etc. create an effective illusionistic meta-layer, enhancing the illusion of the photographs and plant samples reproduced in the central, "journal" section of the text

graphical: "Handwritten" and "drawn" marginalia in thr journal section work on multiple levels to show the disintegration of the fictional Deschamps

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Mémoire D'un Voyage En Océanie

title note: translation from French: Memoir of a Voyage In Oceania [S. Strang]

Agents

Franc¸ois Deschamps

type: initiating

role:
artist
author
photographer
designer

dates:
birth: 1946-00-00

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Franc¸ois Deschamps

type: initiating

role:
artist
author
photographer
designer

dates:

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Robin Lush

type: other

role:
printer


Publication Information

edition type:

publisher: PhotoForum

place: Auckland, NZ

dates:
publication: 1995-00-00

edition size: 1000

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Measurements

vertical: 21 centimeter closed

horizontal: 15 centimeter closed

depth: .9 centimeter closed

Production Information

production means:
offset (local)

binding: smyth sewing (AAT)

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bookBlock: paper Imperial Satin Matt, white

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Appearance

general description: A slim paperback volume with pinkish grey covers printed in black and white. Cover illustrations show semi-abstracted figures and landscapes referring to the text, and are echoed in smaller imagery on the spine

format: codex (AAT)

cover: paper, heathered pinkish grey

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Content

pagination: unpaginated

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signed?:

Colophon

This book, in an edition of 1000 copies, was printed on acid-free Imperial Satin AMtt at the Elam Fine Arts Printing Research unit, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Funding was provided by PhotoForum Inc. and The University of Auckland Foundation. Paper was provided by Spicer Cowan Paper, New Zealand. The following people contributed substantially to this project. Robin Lush was the printer. Judith Mohns designed and set the typography, and helped with the editing and book production. Graham Shaw of Crystal Colour Graphics donated materials and facilities for filmwork and platemaking. John B. Turner was the coordinator for the Elam Fine Arts Printing Research Unit.

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