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Nothing doing : (or an idle eye or pulling the curtains back ...) / written & illustrated by Phil Day
Bib ID 6537456
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Day, Phil, 1973-, author, artist
 
Description [Melbourne] Mountains Brown Press, 2013 
12 unnumbered pages (first and final page blank) : colour illustration ; 14 cm 
Summary

An artist's book. The first seven words, up to the "p" in "pulling" are in letterpress and thereafter the text is in pencil. A yellow, black and grey engraving appears in the middle. The letterpress resumes with the final period, closing parenthesis, statement of responsibility and imprint. According to the artist's web site the subject of the book is "How my mornings begin at Wallen Road, Hawthorn. Melbourne." The text reads like a stream of consciousness as the sun rises and thoughts of the artist's parrot, nursery rhymes, the church across the road, his wife, cat, pigeons, flowers, religion and colours rush through his head, and he awakens his parrot with a hymn.

Notes

Limited edition of 4 signed and numbered copies.

National Library's SR copy is no. 3/4.

Binding

Bound in natural linen covered boards with a yellow spine, illustrated endpapers, and a woodcut printed and hand-painted image of a passionfruit on the front cover. The yellow paint is mixed with sand for additional texture. 

Subjects Artists' books -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Specimens.  |  Etching -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Specimens.  |  Letterpress printing -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Specimens.  |  Birds.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Mountains Brown Press

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