Bookworks
BOOKWORKS

A partial bibliography of bookworks produced between 1978 and 2007




MAGIC SQUARES 1-9, consists of the numbers 1-9 set in the Magic Squares font. Each number is scaled by a factor equal to itself. Thus, one is scaled once and the sequence reversed, two is scaled twice, etc. A kind of flip book, the number of pages is determined by the procedural scaling method. 2007, paperback, perfect-bound, 113 pp.,4 X 6 3/4", edition open, POD. Available from www.discopie.com.

AURORA, This alphabet book is set in Aurora, an original digital typeface. The number of pages is determined by the number of letters as they appear in alphabetical order. So there is one A, two B's, etc. But an added bonus is that flipping the pages makes for an interesting perceptual combination of reading and scanning, a kind of dance which is elicited by the very graceful letters of this type font. 2005, paperback, perfect-bound, 358 pp., 4 X 6 3/4", edition open, POD. Available from www.discopie.com.



BRUSH AND INK DRAWINGS, A sketchbook of brush and ink drawings ca. 1985. These drawings were originally published in a Hypercard stack. This is the first printing of a hard copy edition of drawings on various themes such as the Full Length Feature and Heartface series of drawings. Also included are sketches for several paintings completed around that time. 2004, paperback, wire-o binding, 198 pp., 7 1/2 X 9", edition open, POD. Available from www.discopie.com.

MAGIC SQUARES, A folio book of squares derived from the Chinese magic square of nine discovered in the Lo Shu river valley. As displayed in a grid at the end of the book, each row of square numbers adds up to fifteen. A unique feature of the design is that the odd numbered figures are the visual negative of the even numbers. In the Chinese cosmology this would represent a reconciliation of heaven and earth and male and female principles. 1999, laserprints, 24 pp., 3 X 3", edition of 10.



LAS GLORIAS, Unbound folded pages can be read as pairs of images or as a linear progression which, in the case of Las Glorias, advances and then retires as the front and backs of the images are presented. Las Glorias consists of magazine fragments, a map and a bus transfer ticket left in the artist's car by a transient overnight visitor. They are both a gift and a record. 1998, dye sublimation prints on recycled card stock, 14 pp., 5 1/2 X 8 1/2", edition of 10.



TREASURE
A found record of a cache of items stored in the wall of an old house. The folio format is used in this book to pair formally similar personal objects. 1998, dye sublimation prints on Arches watercolor paper, 8 pp., 5 1/2 X 8 1/2", edition of 10.



THIEF L
A set of eight cards comprised of the elements of a 1992 installation. The six letterform sculptures represent those letters that could be constructed with bricks in only horizontal and vertical forms. These wood and acrylic sculptures were installed with a six foot chair and a laserprint poster at galleries in Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Boulder from 1991-93, edition of 100, 1997, laserprints, 10 pp., 4 1/4 X 5 1/2"

FOUR LETTER WORDS
A facsimile of an earlier (1978) hand-made book of "dirty" words in acrostic form on plain brown paper, laserprint, edition of 100, 1993, 11 pp., 5 X 5"



INDEX
A book of letters of the English alphabet, each paired with the image of an unusual object. Originally created as an index for use in the creation of pictures according to verbal structures, it is a complete work in itself, offset, edition of 500, 1992, 28 pp., 4 3/8 X 5 3/8"



SAY
An alphabet book spelled phonetically and composed in an original typeface, Aurora, offset, edition of 500, 1992, 30 pp., 4 3/8 X 5 3/8"



A THOUSAND WORDS
A boxed edition of unbound pages of single words composed in an original typeface of human skeletons. Each page consists of a word generally relating to human existence, qualified in part by the visual nature of the typeface, laserprints, edition of 25, 1991, 1000 pp., 4 1/2 X 8 X 6". In the digital version, clicking on a word will randomly change it to another.

DEAD AIR
A book of words completing various phrases beginning with the word dead and composed in the Skeletons typeface, offset, edition of 500, 1991, 32 pp., 4 1/2 X 8"



ACROSTICS
A book of four letter word squares composed in the Eon typeface. A revised edition of an earlier book published in 1978, offset, edition of 500, 1990, 24pp, 4 X 4"



FACADES
A book of words and images creating tight visual and verbal relationships, offset, edition of 500, 1990, 22 pp., 5 1/2 X 8 1/2"

AS PRETTY AS A PICTURE
A book of familiar figures of speech. This revised edition of an earlier book published in 1980 provides the bold face words required to complete the grayed out phrases originally left to the reader to fill-in, offset, edition of 500, 1990, 54 pp., 4 X 4"

HAND STAMP ONLY
Six rubber stamped images on tracing paper unbound in an envelope, edition of 9, ca. 1990, 6 pp., 3 1/2 X 6 1/2"

SECOND THOUGHTS
The artist's first electronic book. More one-liners, found phrases and assorted word forms in the spirit of Concrete Poetry, Hypercard stack, 68K, floppy disk, 1988



VAMPIRE CAMERA
A book of epigrammatic video reflections produced on the Honeywell video graphic recorder and xeroxed in an edition of 50, 1985, 19 pp., 8 1/2 X 11"

LOOSE DIAMONDS
One-liners, found phrases and assorted word forms rubber stamped on newsprint in an edition of thirty, 1984, 12-25 pp variable, 8 1/2 X 11"

AS PRETTY AS A PICTURE
An expanded version of an earlier book of familiar figures of speech requiring reader fill-in, rubber stamp/hand stitched, edition of 30, 1980, 54 pp. 5 1/2 X 5 1/2"



CART ARIA RIOT TATS
Evocative pencil renderings of four letter word squares, offset, edition of 1000, 1978, 56 pp., 8 X 8"





VOLTAIRE: CANDIDE OR OPTOMETRY S+7 is a typographical transformation of the first chapter of the novel, Candide by Voltaire.

Sometimes referred to as S+N, S+7 is a literary constraint used by the Oulipo, a group of poets whose work is characterized by various formal procedures, applied to texts of their own or others. The procedure in this case is to replace each noun in the text with that of the seventh entry ahead in a dictionary. This version uses two typefaces, Bell MT and Anagram, an original digital font, 1998, 24 pp., 7 1/2 X 10", edition open, POD

Selected Titles are available at: Discopie and Printed Matter, Inc.

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