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Title(s):

A consequential coastline.

Published/Created:
Bristol : The Faculty of Art, Media and Design, University of the West of England, 1996.
Physical Description:
1 volume : illustrations ; 56 x 20 cm, in box 24 x 63 x 4 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2016 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Contributors: Martin Rieser, Chris Hales, Keith Jones, David Haste, Steve Hoskins, David Atkinson, Peter Murphy, Sheran Hemming, Paul Thirkell, Linda Littledyke, Richard Anderton, Iain Biggs, Paul Gough, Chris Hill, Kevin Petrie, Tamiko O'Brien, Ian McCullough, Jane Millar, John Brennan, David Sully, Lizzie Cox, and Jeremy Diggle.
A faculty project produced by the Centre for Fine Print Research for Professor Paul Gough.
"Paul Gough, editor. Richard Anderton, print manager."--Leaf [3].
Issued in an edition of 75 copies.
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 75 of 75. In original wooden box.
"The book is dedicated to one Percy Brett, an artist and naval lieutenant, who sailed the world on the Centurion in 1739. The drawings he made on that voyage would radically transform the story of coastal navigation and establish a new primacy for British marine cartography."--Leaf [2].
"From the vantage of a drawing board each artist has contrived an imaginary, mythical, or (occasionally) an actual tract of coastline as both a map and a 'View.' As each artist finished their stretch of coastline, a copy was made of the left- or right-hand edge and passed onto the next navigator who had to seamlessly join their coastline to it. Like some surreal game of cartographic Consequences a new stretch of coast -- some forty feet long on paper, but a vast distance in actuality -- grew into this new land edge: A consequential coastline. Paul Gough."--Leaf [2].
An exquisite corpse (cadavre exqui) created by twenty two artists. Each drawing screenprinted and joined together onto a 3 cm strip of the previous page, creating an accordion fold book. When unfolded, book measures slightly over 12 meters. Folded into a hand-made wooden box, with portholes cut out for easy access.
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Specimens.
Brett, Percy.
Coasts -- Pictorial works.
Imaginary places.
Form/Genre:
Artist's books.
Screen prints.
Cadavres exquis.
Maps.
Contributors:
Gough, Paul, editor.
University of the West of England, Bristol. Faculty of Art, Media and Design, publisher.
University of the West of England, Bristol. Centre for Fine Print Research.
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