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To be / Anne Twigg
Bib ID 6453732
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Twigg, Anne, author, artist
 
Description [Melbourne] : Anne Twigg : Masterthief, 2008 
63 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 31 x 22 cm (in shell box 34 x 24 x 3 cm) 
Summary

An artist's book inspired by the federal government's apology to the Aborigines in 2008, in which the artist examines her relationships with two childhood friends and five members of her family in order to examine her own life and voice her own truth. "I too, yearn to reconcile with the people in my past. Once anger and revenge are set loose they indiscriminately dehumanise. To Be takes an oblique look, in fragments, at seven people [Joanne Worrall, Clements Langford, Sarah Ann Langford, Frederick Baden Langford, Leila Owen Langford, Wendy Elizabeth Boykett and Jennifer Ruth Albiston]. I want to bury my anger beneath Netley's jetty, the family home, and between the covers of the book."--Colophon.

Notes

Limited edition of 16 copies and 4 artist's proofs, signed by the artist.

National Library's SR copy is no. 2, and is accompanied by an artist's statement.

"This book is typeset in Century Gothic and printed on Raleigh paper, Mohawk via Felt, Bright White 118gsm. The enclosed letters are handwritten on edwardsdunlopaper Classic Riblaid 90gsm. The scanning of the images was at CJM Graphics. The prepress work was completed by Paula Dabrowska. The printing was by Bernie Rackham on a flat bed proofing press at Redwood Limited Prints."--Colophon.

Binding

Bound by George Matoulas. Case bound. Quarter binding with red bookcloth spine and red paper boards. Title blind embossed on front board, with a tipped-on small decorative colour photograph of Netley's jetty in Sorrento. 

Subjects Artists' books -- Australia.  |  Interpersonal relations.  |  Families.  |  Reconciliation.  |  Autobiography.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Matoulas, George, binder  |  Rackham, Bernie, printer  |  Masterthief, publisher

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