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What she wants / Urszula Dawkins, Peter Lyssiotis
Bib ID 6261878
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Dawkins, Urszula, artist
 
Description [Melbourne] : Masterthief, 2012 
1 volume : colour illustrations ; 39 cm 
Summary

A collaboration between Urszula Dawkins and Peter Lyssiotis, this artists' book combines tales of queer desire and a series of abstracted cityscapes. In the style of the French livre d'artiste of the early 20th century, the book extends a tradition that began with the private exchange of erotica in the form of the precious object.

Notes

Limited edition of 10 copies, plus 2 artists' proofs.

"The text was set in Bodoni Classic by Andrew Cunningham of Studio Pazzo. The pre-press work was done at Splitting Image. The book was printed on a flatbed press by Bernie Rackham of Redwood Prints, on Magnani Velata Avorio 200gsm paper, and hand-bound in quarter leather by Wayne Stock." —Colophon.

The Library's copy is accompanied by three pages of typescript explanation. The Library also holds a copy of Clutch, an 'out-take' from What She Wants.

Library's SR copy is no. 6 and signed by the artists.

Binding

Binding by Wayne Stock. Maroon paper boards, quarter-bound in black leather. Silver foil stamped lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial end papers. Head and tail bands with light blue, red and black thread. 

Subjects Artists' books - Australia.  |  Women - Fiction.  |  Gender identity - Fiction.  |  Lesbians - Fiction.  |  Erotic stories.  |  City and town life - Fiction.  |  City and town life - Pictorial works.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Lyssiotis, Peter, artist  |  Rackham, Bernie, printer  |  Stock, Wayne, binder  |  Masterthief
Also Titled

Clutch

Exhibited Australian Bookbinders Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1-30 November 2012.  Manly Artists' Book Award exhibition. Manly Library, Manly N.S.W., 18-28 March 2013.  Beyond the City, Art from the Suburban Studio, Deakin University Art Gallery, Burwood, Vic, 17 April-25 May 2013.  Libris Award Exhibition, Artspace Mackay, Mackay, Qld, 10 May-30 June 2013.  Unbound, Macquarie University Art Gallery, 31 July-7 September 2013. 

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