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Author: Rosamond Wolff Purcell
Publisher: New York : Quantuck Lane Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Books are man-made artifacts designed to convey information. When they are inevitably invaded by forces of nature and decay, they become suggestive of an alternative literary universe. Noted photographer and collage artist Rosamond Purcell has been exploring this universe for the past thirty years, and in this extraordinarily beautiful collection, the first retrospective of her work, her images teach us to read in a  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Purcell, Rosamond Wolff.
Bookworm.
New York : Quantuck Lane Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, c2006
(OCoLC)608343635
Named Person: Rosamond Wolff Purcell; Rosamond Wolff Purcell
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosamond Wolff Purcell
ISBN: 1593720238 9781593720230
OCLC Number: 70174882
Description: 160 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Old man's garden --
Pressure --
Dissolution --
Holes --
Scales --
Skeleton --
As good as it gets --
Hitting the wall --
Rebus --
At the same time --
Shalimar.
Responsibility: Rosamond Purcell ; introduction by Sven Birkerts.
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Books are man-made artifacts designed to convey information. When they are inevitably invaded by forces of nature and decay, they become suggestive of an alternative literary universe. Noted photographer and collage artist Rosamond Purcell has been exploring this universe for the past thirty years, and in this extraordinarily beautiful collection, the first retrospective of her work, her images teach us to read in a new way. Here are two conjoined volumes transformed by a nesting mouse into a heap of disrupted plot and straw; a 19th century French economics text re-interpreted by foraging termites, and many other oddities from a fertile imagination. Bookworm's 125 color reproductions are imaginative evidence of those processes that render literal meaning irrelevant. - Publisher.

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