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Re: what do you call it?



Hi, Roberta,

I'd call it an artist's edition.

Best,

Bertha Rogers
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From:                   RLavadour <paper@OREGONTRAIL.NET>
Subject:                what do you call it?
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> I'm curious to know others' opinion on this...
>
> I am in the middle of a small edition that includes selected poems from
> Whitman's Leaves of Grass. It includes handmade, watermarked paper crafted
> from plant fibers I harvested, letterpress and silk screen printing and a
> simple binding.
>
> I have always referred to any book that re-publishes someone else's text as
> a 'presentation binding' as opposed to an artist's book.
>
> With all the work that went into this edition, now I'm thinking that the
> term 'presentation binding' makes it sound like I didn't have anything to do
> with the preparation of the text block.
>
> Any thoughts on what to call this type of work?
>
> Best wishes,
> Roberta
> paper@oregontrail.net
>
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