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.