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The Village Household Encyclopedia

Artwork date(s): 2008

Mark Attwood  - (printed by)
William Kentridge  - (book artist)

Measurements: 264mm
Inscription: Signed by the artist
Edition: AP 4/5

Type: South African Artists Book

Place publication: Johannesburg, RSA
Publisher: The Goodman Gallery, The Artists' Press
Pages: 435pp

Reference noteBreathe is based on the idea of a flip book. The animation is best viewed on the accompanying 34 second DVD.

It was drawn by William Kentridge with Indian ink on pages of a Russian encyclopedia published in 1953 ('A Village Encyclopedia'). These drawn pages were scanned on a flat bed scanner and imaged to film positives, which were exposed onto pre-sensitised litho plates and hand printed on a Takach direct litho press.

The title pages were letterpress printed on a Vandercook proofing press.

Printed on Cranes Crest Natural White Wove, 100% cotton paper.

Hand-printed and bound in an edition of 50 numbered books, 5 artist's proofs and 5 printer's proofs by The Artists' Press, White River.

Ref: GB/12266

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