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|Named Person:||Karen Hanmer|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Karen Hanmer; Kate Green; Kitz Rickert; Chicago Hand Bookbinders.
|Notes:||One of six individual alphabet books comprising a collective, multi-perspective abecedarium, assembled in June 2004 by book artists of the Chicago Hand Bookbinders, in an edition of two. One copy was raffled off during the 20th Annual Printers Row Book Fair, held in Chicago on June 5-6, 2004, with proceeds going to the Aiko Fellowship at the Columbia College Book and Paper Center; the other copy was presented to the Newberry Library for their extensive collection of alphabet books.
Title, author, and production date from colophon (leaf ).
Leaves  and , serving as "covers", contain pigment inkjet prints of the American flag in pink, white, and purple, behind the head of an American bald eagle.
Leaves of cream paper, arranged accordion-style, contain text, in pink ink, from a government website interpreting the Patriot Act, overlaid with alphabetically-arranged words or phrases in purple ink taken from the vocabulary of terrorism, homeland security, and the Iraq war; some leaves contain faint image in light purple of a cowboy riding a bucking bronco.
Housed with five accompanying alphabet books in 3-drawer "Abecedarium Flatfile", designed and crafted by Kate Green and Kitz Rickert. Box (31 x 17 x 13 cm.) is covered in olive green and purple cloth, with three drawers (29 x 4 cm) divided into two compartments each, and lined with burnt orange paper printed with alphabet letters in black; draw pulls are copper wires and purple glass beads; doors cut into each end of box open to reveal mission statement of Chicago Hand Bookbinders on one side, and table of contents on the other; three orange cloth-covered squares affixed to top surface of box, bearing gold-stamped letters "A", "B", and "C."
In gray cardboard box.
Newberry Library copy is no. 1 of an edition of two.
|Description:|| leaves : col. ill. ; 15 x 12 cm.|