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Heart sutra remix / Josh Hockensmith.

Author/creator Hockensmith, Josh author, book artist.
Other author/creatorBlue Bluer Books (Firm), publisher.
Format Book and Print
EditionCassette edition.
Publication Info Pittsboro, N.C. : Blue Bluer Books, [2015]
Copyright Notice ©2015
Description1 sheet : color illustrations ; 51 x 10 cm, folded to 6 x 10 cm
Subject(s)
Local noteLibrary copy is number 25.
General noteIssued in cassette case.
General note"Heart sutra, remix is a handmade, accordion-fold artist's book inspired by one of the central texts of Mahayana Buddhism. It features digital collage and a poem presented in brush calligraphy. Each copy is inkjet printed, finished with unique burns through the pages, allowing it to fit snugly into a reused cassette case. I composed the text for heart sutra, remix almost 20 years ago as an oral poem when I was first learning about the Heart Sutra. For this book version, I performed the calligraphy for each page spread ten times. After finishing the calligraphy, I scanned my favorite version of each page spread and used it as the basis for digital collage. My poem and this book aren't meant to be a commentary or an expansion on the Heart Sutra, but rather an homage, an example of the long history of chanting and copying it in calligraphy as a devotional act."--Blue Bluer Books website, viewed December 9, 2015.
General noteEdition of 75.
Acquisitions source Gift of Josh Hockensmith, 2018.
Genre/formArtists' books.
Genre/formAccordion fold format (Binding)

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Joyner Rare Artist's Book Collection N7433.4.H62 H43 2015 ✔ Available Place Hold

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