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Bleitz, Karen

Dolly : edition unlimited / Karen Bleitz.

London : Circle Press, 1997.
Physical Description:
1 v. ; 18 x 20 x 4 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2009 75
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Bleitz's text is printed on the covers of the volume. The "text block" consists of a blank (white) shaped book in the form of a sheep.
Title from spine.
Issued in an edition of 17 copies.
Cooking the books : Ron King and Circle Press, p. 177
Of green leaf, bird, and flower: artists' books and the natural world, p. 181
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 10. of 17, signed and numbered by the artist.
"In this book work the process of reading is as important as the controversial text which imprisons the cloned sheep. By opening the book and removing the sheep-shaped book within, the reader has become an agent of its creation. When the reader opens the sheep they set the cloning process into action and initiate an era of scientific exploration that cannot be reversed. In the blank faces of the replicated sheep, the reader sees either endless potential or contemplates the sad loss of the gift of uniquesness. And, though the issue can be momentarily closed or put aside, we realize that we can not unlearn discovery."--Letter from the author.
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Circle Press.
Cloning -- In art.
Dolly (Sheep) -- In art.
Paper work -- Specimens.
Sheep in art.
Women in natural history.
Shaped books.
Artists' books.
Circle Press, publisher.

"Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower" : Artists' Books and the Natural World (Yale Center for British Art, May 15, 2014-August 10, 2014) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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