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Christie, John, 1945–

John Christie archive, 1975-1995.

Physical Description:
1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
MSS 21 (In Process)
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of John Christie
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Archives & Manuscripts
This collection is unprocessed and may not be available for immediate access.
The collection comprises material concerning the production of seven artist's books by John Christie.
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Christie, John, 1945-
Christie, John, 1945- As from a fleece.
Christie, John, 1945- By. On. About.
Christie, John, 1945- Dividing the light.
Christie, John, 1945- In the open air.
Christie, John, 1945- Listen.
Christie, John, 1945- Nine intersections.
Christie, John, 1945- Walk along the shore.
Circle Press.
King, Ron, 1932-
Artists' books.
Book designers' mock-ups (Publishing)
Collages (visual works)
Proofs (Printing)
Clark, Thomas A.
Courtney, Cathy.
Cutts, Simon, 1944-
King, Ron, 1932-
Satie, Erik, 1866-1925.
Turnbull, Gael.
White, Kenneth, 1936-
Circle Press.

  • Material for: Listen / John Christie, with text by Erik Satie and translation by Simon Cutts. Circle Press, 1975 (Box 1, folder 1)
  • A. Dummy book: original copy of the projected publication
  • B. Monoprint: "Voices, voices..."
  • C. Photo positive: positive of the title label
  • D. Prospectus: eight different designs (two copies of "Through Frozen Air..."); front has print from book, reverse has publishing information
  • E. Letters from Ron King to John Christie, concerning publication information
  • F. Translation: Sports et Divertissements; written by Erik Satie and translated by Simon Cutts; original published in 1914.
  • Material for: A walk along the shore / John Christie, with text by Kenneth White. Circle Press, 1977 (Box 1, folder 2)
  • A-J Collages: 10 original silk-screened images from the book (one not used)
  • K. Dummy layout: 82 pages with corrections by Ron King
  • L. Film positives: 23 designs used to make the photoscreens
  • M. Photocopy: A Few Signs In the Sand; Kenneth White. Includes White's notes and corrections
  • N. Photocopy: A Walk Along the Shore; Kenneth White. Includes White's corrections
  • O. Prospectus: publication information.
  • Material for: In the open air / John Christie with text by Thomas A. Clark. Circle Press, 1982 (Box 1, folder 3)
  • A-D. Color spreads: four layouts for the book done in watercolor, graphite, and ink.
  • Material for: Nine intersections / John Christie with text by Gael Turnbull. Circle Press, 1982 (Box 1, folder 4)
  • A. Dummy book: original copy of the projected publication
  • B. Proof pages: 12 test pages of graphics from book
  • C. Unbound copy of the book.
  • Material for: As from a fleece / John Christie with text by Gael Trumbull. Circle Press, 1990 (Box 2, folder 5)
  • A. Dummy book: full size; original copy of the projected publication
  • B. Dummy book: smaller size; original copy of the projected publication
  • C. Letterpress proof sheets: six test pages with corrections by Gael Trumbull
  • D. Review: "Artists Books - New BookWorks," written by Cathy Courtney; from Art Monthly
  • E. Silkscreen positives: in envelope; various positives from book.
  • Material for: By. On. About. /John Christie. Objectif , 1995 (Box 2, folder 6)
  • A. Book layout: 4 pages, printed and hand-colored
  • B. Trial pages: 32 pages, printed and hand-colored.
  • Material for: Dividing the light / John Christie with text by Thomas A. Clark. Objectif, 1995 (Box 2, folder 7)
  • A. A4 Sheets of Notes: 4 pages regarding the dividing of the colors in book
  • B. Color version: copy of book with color divides
  • C-E. Dummy books: three copies of the projected publication from 1983.

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