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Living cities / Peter Lyssiotis, Leon van Schaik
Bib ID 6816647
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Lyssiotis, Peter, artist
 
Printer [Melbourne] : Printing by Bernie Rackham of Redwood Limited Prints
Description [Melbourne] : Masterthief, 2012 
50 unnumbered pages (1 folded) : colour illustrations ; 32 cm 
Summary

This artist's book describes itself as a tale of collaboration between an Excavator, working in the basement of a family home in the Melbourne suburb of Burwood, where he unearths images of cities from magazine photographs in erased layers of printer's ink, and a Professor, who, in his book-lined study above Melbourne's civic spine, overlooking the State Library, classifies and curates a set of twenty-five of the Excavator's images into a sequence of seven columns. The columns trace a non-specific city's archaic emergence, its formation in grids of rational order, the thickening of the city's core over time, expansion around the city's edges, the return to central urbanity, the leap from one city to another, and finally the quest for companionship that explains why cities begin.

Notes

Limited edition of 10 copies with two artists' proofs. Signed by both author and artist.

National Library's SR copy is no. 10.

An artist's book. Printed on Magnani, Velata Avorio paper, 200 gsm. The typeface is Scala 16pt, set by Studio Pazzo.

Binding

Hand bound by Wayne Stock. Quarter-bound in red leather with indented bands on the spine, and the title gold stamped on a brown leather onlay. Cream bookcloth boards, streaked ochre coloured endpapers. 

Subjects Cities and towns.  |  Artists' books -- Australia.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Van Schaik, Leon, author  |  Rackham, Bernie, printer  |  Stock, Wayne, binder  |  Masterthief, issuing body

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