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Parsely / Woody Leslie.

Author/creator Leslie, Woody author, book artist.
Other author/creatorLarge Home Tiny Idea (Firm), publisher.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chicago, IL : Large Home Tiny Idea, [2016]
Copyright Notice ©2016
Description37 pages ; 17 x 24 cm
Subject(s)
Abstract "[A] verbo-visual artist's book that uses words alone to both narrate and illustrate a story, ostensibly about the neighbor's parsley being eaten by some caterpillars under my watchful eye. The reader is pulled through the book by the story's narrative, but simultaneously slowed down by escalating digressions of language. As the book progresses, the pages grow ever denser, filled by increasing footnotes, vocabulary definitions, exegesis by individual words, talking punctuation and page numbers, and growing chains of word associations spilling across the page. It's a thirty-second story that takes nearly thirty minutes to read, and even longer to fully unpack. In the end, the book is a meditation on words and language, the caterpillars and parsley simply acting as our guides"--Artist's website, September 26, 2016. http://www.woodyleslie.com/work/parsely.html
General note"Bound in an edition of 200 books..."--Colophon.
General note"The text is set in Perpetua and Gill Sans Light, with sprinklings of Stymie. Quotational assistance from Baskerville, Cochin, Helvetica, Gil Sans Ultra Bold, Iowan Old Style and Zapfino. Offset printed on the Heidelberg GTO by Woody Leslie at the Center for Book, Paper, & Print Columbia College Chicago"--Colophon.
General noteTwo sewn signatures in a green paper wrapper with holes cut in the front cover resembling the shape of a caterpillar. The title is visible through the holes in the cover. Offset printed in black, green, and red.
Acquisitions source Gift of Larry Houston, 2017
Genre/formArtists' books.
Genre/formVisual literature.
Genre/formAnecdotes.
Genre/formSpecimens.

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Joyner Rare Artist's Book Collection N7433.4.L473 P37 2016 ✔ Available Place Hold

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