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Campbell, Ken, 1939–2022

-'S wings, -'s wings / Ken Campbell.

Additional Title(s):

'Swings, 'swings

[London : K. Campbell, 1998]
Physical Description:
[64] p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4.C35 S95 1998
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Edition of 30 plus 1 AP
"The wings from 'The Word Returned' are married to a short poem, or chant, to Agni, a fire god to be found in the next title, 'PANTHEON', which was in progress at the time of printing this book. The poem also records the spread of forest fire by the flight of 'birds aflame' whose dying fall 'ignite(s) the awaiting bush'. The poem builds to the middle and is reversed towards the book's end. This small book is an experiment in marrying the stabilising varnishes of letterpress with the flightier process of laserprinting. Letterpress ink of good 'fastness' or longevity printed on acid-free paper can guarantee a long life of visual and physical integrity. Inkjet and laserprinting technologies at present give no hard and fast promises of that longevity, although, at the time of writing, inkjet is constantly improving its claims. As an experiment I have laserprinted images in black while assuming that, were it to decay, it would be because either it materially fell off the surface of the page, or it had a photo-chemical reaction to light."--Ken Campbell, from Ken Campbell: an artist's books website.
Black laserprinted images overprinted with polychrome letterpress. Bound using an adaptation by Charles Gledhill of the seventeenth-century limp vellum form and wrapped in a folded black cloth.
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. Ken Campbell: an artist's books, website, Books
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 3 of 30. Signed by artist. Accompanied by black cloth in which it was wrapped.
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Campbell, K. -- Publisher.
Artists' books -- Great Britain.

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