The History of the/my Wor(l)d.
Granary Books, 1995. Item #GB_38
8 1/2 x 11 1/4 in., 40 pp., bound in boards with dust jackets printed letterpress, in several colors, by the author. This is from an edition of 1000 copies.
A striking alternative to the familiar telling of historical events, Drucker’s account of mythic and major events in the course of Western civilization marches roughshod over received traditions. The combination of typographic innovation, visual puns and linguistic play are unique elements of her style. A richly suggestive work interweaving official history and individual memory.
Based upon the Druckwerk original letterpress edition (1990). Offset in two colors, printed at SoHo Services by Michael Chan under the direction of Anne Noonan. Near fine.
ABOUT JOHANNA DRUCKER
Pictured: cover; pp. 3–4; 33–34; 37–38; and 39–40.
Further reading: Shaw, Tate. "To Figure Out What Is Happening: An Interview with Johanna Drucker." The Journal of Artists’ Books 21. Spring 2007.