Pamela Olson – Seven Cases – SPECIAL ORDER ITEM

$350.00

9.25 x 5 x .5
© 2013
edition of 5

Available by special order. Please contact gallery to confirm availability.

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Description

paper, bookcloth

Seven Cases is an edition of forty books that documents several visits to relatives in Prague over the last decade. In order to reflect the fragmented nature of the visits, both abstract and identifiable drawings of the city break apart and build off of one another. The pacing of this book mimics the act of walking, and depicts the shifts in mood as one moves from neighborhood to neighborhood, from inner city to outskirts. The title, Seven Cases, refers to the complexity of the Czech language and the difficulty that many English speakers experience with its seven grammatical cases. The text is printed from metal type, and the images are printed from metal ornaments and photopolymer plates. Each book is bound as a sewn boards structure and housed in a three-flap portfolio.

Seven Cases is an edition of forty books that documents several visits to relatives in Prague over the last decade. In order to reflect the fragmented nature of the visits, both abstract and identifiable drawings of the city break apart and build off of one another. The pacing of this book mimics the act of walking, and depicts the shifts in mood as one moves from neighborhood to neighborhood, from inner city to outskirts. The title, Seven Cases, refers to the complexity of the Czech language and the difficulty that many English speakers experience with its seven grammatical cases. The text is printed from metal type, and the images are printed from metal ornaments and photopolymer plates. Each book is bound as a sewn boards structure and housed in a three-flap portfolio.

Pamela Olson holds an MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She has been making artists books for over ten years, and her work is housed in various special collections.

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