Charles Brownson – The Expatriate

c 2006-2010
edition of 1
10 x 13.5 x 2

$4000 – Available by special order. Please contact gallery via email or phone to order


A novel of 108,000 words. Digitally typeset and composed. Printed on Ocotillo Arts handmade paper and bound by the artist in quarter-leather. Text and artwork by Charles Brownson. The relation of art to text is discussed in ‘Now the Artists Book Now’ on the artist’s website, based partly on the ideas of Andre Breton. There is another version of this book, also unique. The text only was published in 2013.

handmade paper, leather

Charles Brownson is a novelist who in the 1990s began to be interested in digital and physical artists books. Using his knowledge of printing, typography, book structure, photography. and the processes of hand binding and papermaking he began to produce handmade books about ten years ago. Since then he has written and illustrated five novels and many smaller works. Each of his printed books is unique, and none are editioned. He lives in Tempe, Arizona.

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Charles Brownson – The Expatriate

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