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Flipped out and superannuated

Flipped out and superannuated

Title

Flipped out and superannuated

Description

Flip book created from painted catalog cards.
All my life I've made artists' books. In fact, as a kid growing up in Miami, I believed I'd "invented" a new art genre, unaware of the history of the Surrealist and other kinds of artists' books. When I came to New York in 1974, mail art was beginning, and I had my first taste of museum-quality book works by fine artists. I learned bookbinding from Richard Minsky at the Center for the Book Arts, and immediately abandoned the craft to invent new one-of-a-kind sculptural book forms mainly from found objects. For the next ten years I made around 100 books. In the mid-80's I stopped making books to paint again. When I heard that the University of Iowa Libraries was offering an opportunity to alter disused library cards, my love of making books was rekindled. A packet of cards arrived in the mail: that night in a dream I saw the title: "Flipped Out and Superannuated." So the next day I made a flip book to honor the obsolete, tactile and much missed tradition of flipping through drawers of c

Creator

Freeman, Jane

Publisher

University of Iowa. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.

Date

2006
2006-03-14
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/cartalog/id/313

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the University of Iowa Libraries' Special Collections Department, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the Special Collections Department.

Relation

cARTalog
cARTalog Collection
http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/collguides/?MSC0859

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Artists' books; Flip books
Still image
Bookworks

Identifier

173618284