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Doctor Mister Miracles's vocabulary guide for the perplexed miraclist / by Josh Hockensmith.

Author/creator Hockensmith, Josh author, book artist.
Other author/creatorBlue Bluer Books (Firm), publisher.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Pittsboro, North Carolina : Blue Bluer Books, 2014.
Description24 unnumbered leaves : color illustrations ; 10 x 15 cm
Local noteLibrary's copy is number 35.
General noteCover title.
General noteThe 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 noteOn 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 noteEdition of 100.
Acquisitions source Gift of Josh Hockensmith, 2018.
Genre/formTerms and phrases.
Genre/formArtists' books.

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Joyner Rare Artist's Book Collection N7433.4.H62 D63 2014 ✔ Available Place Hold

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