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PreScribe
[Boca Raton, FL], 2014. Artist's book, one of 10 copies, all on Rives BFK tan paper, hand-numbered and signed by the artist, Dorothy Simpson Krause, on the colophon. Page size: 11.5 x 17.25 inches; 9 leaves, including frontispiece of red cross inset into tan paper, + colophon. Bound: loose in tan wrappers with title and artist and definition of the work "prescribe" printed letterpress in brown ink on tan paper housed in black paper-covered box 12 x 18 inches; lined with red bookcloth; the lid of box collaged with a page taken from a prescription ledger kept by a pharmacy in the late 1800"s. The images in the book are taken from work that was produced during an Artist-in-Residency at Harvard's Countway Library, which houses one of the world's leading collections of medical history. Photographs of their anatomical specimens, medical artifacts, rare books and manuscripts are incorporated. The processes include prints onto the ledger pages using Pronto, Toray and Solar intaglio and planographic plates and Gocco screens. The title page, introduction and colophon are folios, letterpress printed on Rives BFK tan at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. The font used for the title is "Ambulance Shotgun" by Guillaume Seguin. The original 19th century prescription ledger book is repurposed to be the backdrop for a very personal view of medical history. Awarded 2015 Florida Artist's Book Prize.
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