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

Hardbound w/ dj
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.


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

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

Johanna Drucker

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

Related Titles
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Johanna Drucker | The History of the/my Wor(l)d
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