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The book of first aid : ... and how not to use it / by Stephen Spurrier
Bib ID 8406713
Format BookBook [still image, text, volume]
Author
Spurrier, Stephen, 1945- book artist
 
Description [Toowoomba, Qld.] : Ugg Boot Press, [1999?] 
34 unnumbered pages : all colour illustrations ; 10 x 21 cm 
Summary

A take-off of an instructional manual from what developed into a ‘not-an-artist’s-book’ series that covered art (…and how not to make it), music (…and how not to play it), hand tools (…and how not to use them), home mechanics (…and how not to do it), plus home surgery (…and how not to do it). A second volume of the ‘The book of first aid’ was issued in the same format in 2000 in an edition of 50, as well as in a third volume in a single-sided vertical accordion fold format. The cacophonous assemblage of collaged images and text, enhanced with doodles, is both humorous and slightly horrifying.

Notes

Edition limited to 100 copies.

National Library of Australia copy is no. 9/100, signed by the artist.

Noted: Umbrella Magazine (ISSN 0160-0893), vol. 23, no. 2, September 2000, page 50, http://ulib.iupuidigital.org/cdm/ref/collection/Umbrella/id/2846, viewed May 2020.

Awards Hutchins Prize for Works on Paper, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, 2000. 
Subjects First aid in illness and injury -- Humor.  |  Australian wit and humor -- Pictorial works.  |  Artists' books -- Queensland -- Specimens.
Form/genre Artists' books.
Other authors/contributors Ugg Boot Press, issuing body

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