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Author Kidner, Michael.

Title The elastic membrane / Michael Kidner.

Imprint Guildford, Surrey (England) : Circle Press, 1979.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections  770 K54e, 1979    ---  Lib Use Only
Description 1 box : plywood and plastic ; 35 x 45 x 7 cm.
1 model : paper, wood, plastic, elastic fabric, 2 screws, 2 pins ; 34 x 44 x 3 cm.
1 sheet ([2] p.) ; 34 x 43 cm.
6 photomechanical prints : photoetching, photolithography, col. ; 33 x 43 cm.
2 notebooks ([26] leaves; [72] p.) : all facsims. ; 26 cm., 21 cm.
Note "Limited edition ... made up of 300 books, plus 35 artist's proof copies, 10 copies I-X for Circle Press and five copies marked HC, all signed by the artist"--Colophon, on verso of included sheet.
Title from recto of included sheet.
"Designed in collaboration with the artist and produced by Jack Shirreff, 107 Workshop"--Colophon.
"Part I. Practical. The practical is an example of the homemade computer used to create the images which follow. Part II: Three photo etchings and three photo lithographs. Part III: The Continuity book, and the Notebook. The Continuity book shows the evolution rather than the end product of the idea. The Notebook was kept in 1978/79"--Artist's statement, on recto of included sheet.
"Box: Case hand-made by Mike McHeugh and Keith Brookwell, Natural Woods, Bath, from 6mm WBP Gaboon faced plywood. Lid fabricated by De Roy Plastics, Guildford, in 3mm Perspex ... Practical: Fabricated to the artist's specifications at 107 Workshop. Title page: Designed and produced by Michael Gray; hand-set in 14 and 24 pt. Plantin by the designer and Roy Salter, printed on BFK Velin Cuve Rives 250 gsm. Photo etchings: Half-tone photo etchings ... printed on J. Green 180 gsm mould-made paper ... [and] 185 gsm RSW White Wove Barcham Green hand-made paper. All produced and printed by Jack Shirreff and Michael Ward. Continuous tone lithographs: ... 133 screen half-tone in 1 colour printed on BFK Velin Cuve Rives 250 gsm ... [and] printed by a duotone process developed by Barry Millard ... Continuity book: Produced and printed, line and half-tone in 2 colours on Nimrod Cartridge 135 gsm and Simulator Transparent 100 gsm. Notebook: a facsimile, produced and printed in 10 colours, with process photography and offset lithougraphinc printing by Barry Millard throughout"--Colophon.
Summary Each print is inserted in a colored paper folder. Notebooks contain respectively facsims. of drawings (some printed on both sides of leaf) and facsims. of the artist's ms. notes.
Binding The notebooks are spiral bound. The plywood box containing the whole is open on one side and one edge, with a sliding wraparound clear Perspex cover with title on opaque panel on edge.
Subject Kidner, Michael.
Genre/Form Artists' books -- Great Britain -- 20th century.
Conceptual art.
Bookbinding (Binding) -- Wooden cases.
Typefaces (Type evidence) -- Plantin.
Added Author Shirreff, Jack. Book producer.
Circle Press. Publisher.
107 Workshop. Book producer.
Added Title Michael Kidner : the elastic membrane

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