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Published 1996 | 40 pp
8 1/2" x 12 1/4"

Hardbound w/ dj
$150.00
ISBN 978-1-887123-09-9
Edition size: 500


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The Word Made Flesh
by Johanna Drucker

"Unlike the avant-garde artist's book of the early century, Drucker's doesn't boast a single illustration, a single pictorial equivalent to the text. Rather, it is the alphabet itself that is made flesh, the letter being seen in all of its visual potential" - Marjorie Perloff, Radical Artifice

Calling attention to the visual materiality of the text, this book attempts to halt linear reading, trapping the eye in a field of letters which make a complex object on the page. The work both embodies and discusses language as a physical form.

This is a facsimile edition of the Druckwerk original letterpress edition (1989, handprinted by Drucker). Offset with dustjacket printed letterpress by the artist. Bound by Jill Jevne.


Resources

Page Details
Cover large
pp. 13-14
pp. 39-40

Reviews/Commentaries
To Figure Out What Is Happening: An Interview With Johanna Drucker

Writer/Artist/Editor
Johanna Drucker

Links to Other Sites
Johanna Drucker homepage
Artists' Books Online entry

Related Titles
Susan Bee/ Johanna Drucker | A Girl’s Life
Johanna Drucker | The History of the/my Wor(l)d
Johanna Drucker | Night Crawlers on the Web






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