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Morton, Barbara A
Contain Symphonies of Yellow.
Entropie Books, St Andrews, 2016. ONE OF 24 COPIES, 220 x 300mm, ff. 26 (including two title-pages). Screen-printed by hand in white on various coloured backgrounds, signed and dated by the author on an endpaper. Loosely wrapped in shoji paper, and housed, Japanese-style, in a binding of maroon cloth with Fabriano Ingres grey endpapers, bone fastenings, and hand-printed shoji paper cover title, with a hand-printed place-marker loosely inserted. A companion piece to the artist's 'White Porcelain Bowls', also comprising a limited screen-print edition of twenty-four pieces of poetic text. The texts are printed in white on richly coloured backgrounds and the loose sheets - 24 texts and two title-pages - are contained in a Japanese-style case binding also by the author/artist. Morton writes: 'Each fascinating monochrome is emphasised by white, and white, in turn, in this book becomes interesting. Then, an accurate measure from each monochrome is added to white - an ink is created - the text is written, being born of, being part of, the image upon which it is now printed. Fixed. The White Porcelain Bowls are filled with symphonies of Yellow. Look closely. Look again. Look again. Look for longer.' [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: McNaughtan's Bookshop, ABA PBFA ILAB [Edinburgh, United Kingdom]
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