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Hubris Icarus : 21st century / text and images by Patricia Holburd Heidenheimer
Bib ID 7897617
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Heidenheimer, Patricia Holburd, book artist, author, illustrator
Description Gainesville, Florida : Fulcrum Press, 2018 
12 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 28 x 28 cm 

Hubris Icarus is Patricia Holburd Heidenheimer's final and most experimental artist book. Published posthumously, the book was conceived of during the Iraq war and is based on the classic Greek myth of Icarus. A cautionary tale of human recklessness, hubris, and mortality, it speaks not only to our present time, but also to the World War II era when Holburd Heidenheimer came of age. Hubris Icarus is a visual narrative. With the exception of a brief prologue and epilogue, Holburd Heidenheimer approaches this format via the iconic and symbolic language for which she is known. Images are printed more vividly than ever, with the mural-like panorama culminating in the central image of the sun. The result is dramatic, powerful, passionate, and somehow-even as the folly of man is so well depicted-hopeful. As Holburd Heidenheimer writes, "In the Icarus prints, Icarus gets a second chance. He confronts his dilemma, acknowledges his limits, swallows his pride, and ends up a sadder and wiser Icarus." -Prospectus.


"This limited edition book, Hubris Icarus, was created by Patricia Holburd Heidenheimer in the fall of 2015 and winter of 2016 and printed posthumously. The multiple-color collograph plates were made to accompany the artist's original text written in 2004. The book was printed by Maureen Cummins in 2018, with typographic assistance from Kathleen McMillan. All printing was done on site at Women's Studio Workshop, using silkscreen and letterpress technologies. Of 20 copies printed, you hold copy #___" -Colophon.

National Library of Australia's copy is no. 3.

Printed on one side of an accordion folded sheet with light blue endpapers attached to black cloth covered boards (27 x 3808 cm); the title silkscreen printed on the upper board. Text letterpress printed in black Gill Sans typefaces; illustrations printed using over 40 silkscreen and pochoir layers to reproduce the artist's original collagraph prints; printed on cream colored Rives Heavyweight paper.

Subjects Icarus (Greek mythological character) -- Pictorial works.  |  Twenty-first century -- Pictorial works.  |  Sun -- Pictorial works.  |  Artists' books -- United States -- Specimens.  |  Collagraph printing -- United States -- Specimens.  |  Serigraphy -- United States -- Specimens.  |  Stencil work -- United States -- Specimens.  |  Letterpress printing -- United States -- Specimens.  |  Australian
Form/genre Artists' books  |  Collagraphs (prints).  |  Screen prints.  |  Pochoir (technique).  |  Accordion fold format (Binding)  |  Typefaces (Type evidence)  |  Paper evidence (Paper)
Place United States. Florida. Gainesville.
Other authors/contributors Cummins, Maureen, printer, binder  |  McMillan, Kathleen, compositor  |  Fulcrum Press, publisher  |  Women's Studio Workshop, printer
Also Titled

Hubris Icarus : twenty-first century


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