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Liver and lights


Book of discarded things

When all else emanates from the surface of the skin

London (28 Greenwich High Rd, S.E.10) : Liver & Lights, 1984-
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4.B45 L58
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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No. 7 has title: When all else emanates from the surface of the skin. Includes poetry from David Boyd, William Blake, St. Methodius, Chris Hill, James Blundun, and Stephen Jaques. Drawings by John Bently, Ashley Greaves, and Lucy Owen.
No. 10 has title: Ginge. Liver & light No. 10 by John Bently. Book is contained in three different covers; a painted diptych, an inlaid wooden slipcase, and a laid box containing a selection of miniature toys.
No. 14 has title: Book of discarded things. Liver & light No 14 by John Bently. The pages are bound between two plywood boards (tied together with green ties). On the front board are mounted sheet music and an unidentifable piece of embossed wood. Piece of similar page and embossed wood are glued on the backboard. Main text is a poetic commentary on the abandoned things of the world, and the illustrations are mainly fragments of discarded paper litter (including strips of cut out sheet music) with a few additional engravings.
No. 20 consists of an illustrated poem about Deptfordia, a mythical land. The text block (interleaved with tissue paper) is pasted to a board. Also pasted on the board is a papier mâché sculpture of a criminal being hung. This board is tied with cotton tape to another board, attached to which is the colophon and another folded poem.
Facing the page : British artists' books, p. 29
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Concrete poetry -- Great Britain.
Liver & Lights -- Publisher.
Visual literature.
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Concrete poems.
Bently, John.

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