|Local note||Library's copy is number 35.|
|General note||Cover title.|
|General note||The book consists of 24 (including front and back covers) 4 x 6 inch leaves. Each leaf is a reproduction of a lined 4 x 6 inch index card, most containing a single word and illustrations. The covers contain an illustration of a rubber band appearing to hold the index cards together. Issued in a brown paper envelope.|
|General note||On envelope: "Names can name no lasting name--Tao Te Ching."|
|General note||"The book is introduced as 'a glossary of seventeen terms compiled to vivify your miracle practice.' At first it seems straightforward. Real-world sacred terms (caritas, paramita) mingle with neologisms to describe ideas that could benefit the world (humilitocracy). But as the book goes on, the system breaks down - terms grow more opaque, words are burned away on the page, and disturbing images start to invade. As with its contents, nothing about the book is what it seems. What looks like a stack of smudged index cards rubber-banded together is actually a painstakingly printed, hand-bound book, its sacred aspirations muddied by the inability of words to name a lasting name."--Artist's statement.|
|General note||Edition of 100.|
||Gift of Josh Hockensmith, 2018.
|Genre/form||Terms and phrases.|