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Campbell, Ken, 1939–2022

Firedogs : abstract / Ken Campbell.

London : K. Campbell, 1991.
Physical Description:
[20] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4 C35 F4 1991B+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Contains the poetry to be found in the larger 'Firedogs' by Ken Campbell.
"It is a simple book bearing the poetry to be found in the larger and much more complex 'Firedogs'....I had se the type in Bodoni to be as pure typography as possible, to play off against all of the wilder things I was doing. I found myself at the end [of making 'Firedogs'] with six nicely set poems, and I thought, well why not drop it into some paper without any other images and just see if you can still do a piece of modern clean poetry typography. I did that, thought it was an exercise, a nice clean-fingered exercise. And I did twenty-eight of those because I had enough paper to do twenty-eight, and I printed on some archival repair paper, which was very nice paper, but very difficult to print on, but I had it, and as usual I was playing chance to see if it would work, and I was rather pleased to do it."--Ken Campbell, from The word returned.
Edition of 28. 22 pages, formed by double sheets folded at the head, printed letterpress from Stephenson Blake Bodoni type.
Original archival material related to this work is available in the collections of the Yale Center for British Art, Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts (Ken Campbell Collection, MSS 25).
Campbell, K. An artists' books, 13
Word returned: artist books by Ken Campbell, 16
BAC: British Art Center has copy is no. 25 of a limited edition of 28. Dated '91 and signed by the artist in graphite.
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Campbell, Ken, 1939- -- Publisher.
Artists' books -- Great Britain.

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