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The book wrapped in cloth and a card describing the Tibetan printing temple "Derge Parkhang."
Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books
Columbia College (Chicago, Ill.)
Purchase College, State University of New York
34 p.: chiefly ill.; 59 x 15 cm. + cloth wrap.
Books -- Tibet Region
Pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Tibet (China)
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Religion
Wood-engraving, Tibetan -- Printing
34 loose pages stacked as in a traditional Tibetan book structure (similar to a palm leaf format). Cloth covered boards with screen print of the font Meador developed from his photographs of pilgrims taken as they circle the Derge Parkhang. Cover title printed on a cloth inset is also in Meador's font. Wrapped in a Tibetan cloth.<br>"[P]rinted at the Center for Editions, Purchase College, on Mohawk Superfine. The film and separations were produced at the Center for Book & Paper at Columbia College Chicago. . . . The figures are line drawings from the photographs, now converted into a font, so the pilgrims have literally turned into language, at least in this book"--Colophon.<br>Library's copy is no. 29 of an edition of 50, signed by the artist.
Pictures taken at the Dege Parkhang, a printing temple located in Ganze Autonomous Prefecture in western China, in August of 2006. Pilgrims circumambulating the exterior of the temple, some carrying prayer wheels with their mantras spinning into the ether, are performing kora, an act of devotion and honor to the books housed therein.
Loose pages between cloth covered boards, wrapped in cloth
Otis Library's Artists' Books
Jan. 23, 2020
Jan. 23, 2020
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