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Visitors / [etchings, Jiri Tibor Novak ; text, Gregory Day ; edition design & construction, Sian Marlow]
Bib ID 6159611
Format BookBook
Author
Novák, Jir̆í Tibor
 
Description Aireys Inlet, Vic. : Merrijig Word & Sound Co., c2012 
[12] loose folded sheets (unpaged) : ill. ; 38 cm. in folder in clamshell box 40 x 31 x 3 cm. 
Summary

A collaborative artists’ book of short fables by Gregory Day with drypoint etchings by Jiri Tibor Novak, consisting of twelve visual and written portraits of animal species introduced to the Australian continent after European colonisation. The work playfully reflects on the fashions of ‘pure’ ecologies and the ironies of pastoral eugenics, using both traditional engraving techniques and French folio construction, as well as contemporary digital text.

Full contents
  • Cow
  • Fox
  • Goat
  • Sparrow
  • Sheep
  • Carp
  • Canetoad
  • Hare
  • Camel
  • Donkey
 
Notes

Cover title.

Limited edition of 12 numbered copies.

12 leaves of etchings and poems. “Set in Gill Sans & printed on Canson Blanc Antigue 150gsm at Aireys Inlet workshop in 11 + 1 copies”--Colophon.

Library's SR copy is no. 4/12 and signed by the artist.

Subjects Introduced animals - Australia - Pictorial works.  |  Artists' books - Australia.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Day, Gregory  |  Marlow, Sian  |  Merrijig Word & Sound Co

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