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Reflections on a Cardboard Box
Mount Hebron, Wisconsin: The Perishable Press, 2004. Mount Hebron, Wisconsin:: The Perishable Press,, 2004.. Edition of 100 . 35 x 18 x 0.8 cm (9.75 x 7 x 0.25"); 32 page surfaces (30 printed). Printed in reds, blues, browns, greens, and greys. Titled page calligraphed by the illustrator. Hand-bound by the printer. Printed cloth spine with Sugikawa over thin boards. Box certificate on cover reading "Auster-Drescher Container Corp., Hay Hollow, Wisconsin". Press numbered. Signed by Auster and Hamady. Hamady's signature dated "6 VII 17." Hamady (7/6/1917): "These books ae pristine, as issued by the printer/publisher. Unlike the secondary market they are somehow of a better upbringing. Juxtamorphing (the) space (in) [catalog for exhibition "Juxtamorphing Space," James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy, 7 October through November 20, 2005]: "This is the first collaboration with this author and the third with this artist. As in all creative endeavors, this one, almost Ouija-like, took guidance from the text, including custom-made papers (from Twinrocker and St. Armand) to evoke a corrugated cardboard box. Gill Sans Bold seemed appropriate to the toughness of topic and was reset with paper and copper thins to ease the reader's eye, the opposite effect of Drescher's imagery." Alastair Johnston, "Life & Death in Driftless, Wisconsin": "So often Hamady has used the binding to extend the meaning of the book - such as Auster's Reflections on a Cardboard Box (illustrated by Henrik Drescher, 2004), Perishable's 129th title. It has an entirely calligraphed title-page by Drescher printed in six colors, which has a cover stamped with the kind of seal you see on actual cardboard boxes (the Container Corp in this case is a container of art and ideas)." Paul Auster is an American novelist, essayist, translator, and poet. He has been awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, the Prix M├ędicis ├ętranger, an Independent Spirit Award, and the Premio Napoli. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Henrik Drescher Wikipedia (accessed 7/16/2017): "In 1967 Drescher and his family emigrated to the United States. Drescher began studying at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston but quit after one semester to become an illustrator. While travelling in North America and Europe he kept journals of notes and drawings that informed his later work. Drescher's editorial illustrations appear regularly in The New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, and Rolling Stone. He has also written and illustrated several books, including books for children." Selected by The American Institute of Graphic Arts for "50 Books/50 Covers 2004 Show.
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