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The Veil

Item date(s): 2002

Julie Chen

Pages: unpaged
Size: 330mm
Edition: #10/100

Place publication: Berkeley, CA
Publisher: Flying Fish Press
Exhibition 2022

Additional notes:
The Veil was written and designed by Julie Chen in the Fall of 2002. It was letterpress printed using a combination of photo-polymer plates and collagraphic blocks on Wyndstone Marble papers, and cut using a Universal Systems Lasercutter. The binding was done by Julie Chen and Anna Sacramento and the studios of Flying Fish Press in Berkeley, California. The text that appears on the back layer of pages is from the preamble to the Charter of the United Nations which was written in 1945. This book can be displayed as standing sculpture by curving the concertina into a circle with all the pages facing outward, until the front and back covers touch. Magnets embedded in the covers will hold the book open in this position. Signed by the author. The book fits into a fitted hollow in the book-box which is protected by wrap around covers.

Illustrated on page 14 of Masters: Book Arts, curated by Eileen Wallace, 2011.

Exhibition notes:
Creative Research: The Artists’ Books of Veronika Schäpers, Robbin Ami Silverberg and Julie Chen JBCBA, WAM

22 September to 15 December 2022

Ref: GB/1167

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