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Shared rooms : four poems / by Anna Akhmatova ; with translations by Natalie Staples ; and imitations by David Campbell and Rosemary Dobson
Bib ID 3119973
Format BookBook
Author
Akhmatova, Anna Andreevna, 1889-1966
 
Description [Canberra] : Edition & Artist Book Studio and the Printmedia & Drawing Workshop, A.N.U. , 2001-2002 
1 drawer with handles (5 envelopes ([17] sheets (1 folded), 4 prints)) ; in slipcase 63 x 29 cm. 
Summary

Poems taken from bottom drawers to evoke precious things kept tucked away, and conversations treasured by friends who had shared time together.

Full contents
  • Three autumns
  • Northern elegies II
  • Shared rooms
  • Northern elegies III
  • Northern elegies IV.
 
Notes

Title from central drawer compartment.

Design, letterpress and prints by Caren Florance.

Limited ed. of 5 copies.

In English and Russian.

One perspex drawer divided into five compartments representing rooms, in a traditional slipcase. Four of the compartments each holds one poem in their four states - original, translation, two imitations - with one sheet per state. Each poem (4 sheets) is inserted in a screenprinted acetate envelope with Akhmatova excerpts. The pages of each poem are interchangeable with the reader deciding on the order. The four prints are monoprinted using a 'ghost' technique; echoes of each poem but specific to none.

Library's signed copy is no.2.

Related Material Papers, 1974-1989 of Natalie Staples located at MS 1657. 
Subjects Artists' books -- Australian Capital Territory -- Canberra.  |  Russian poetry -- Translations into English.  |  Russian poetry -- 20th century -- Translations into English.
Other authors/contributors Florance, Caren, 1967-  |  Staples, Natalie  |  Dobson, Rosemary, 1920-2012  |  Campbell, David, 1915-1979  |  Canberra School of Art. Edition and Artist Book Studio  |  Canberra School of Art. Printmedia and Drawing Workshop

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