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The model architect : the panic of '09

Author: Karen Hanmer; Iris Nevins; Samuel Sloan; United States. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Publisher: [Glenview, Cook County, Ill.] : Karen Hamner, [2010] ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Pairs historical text and illustrations from Sloan's work with contemporary text from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's online Guide to avoiding foreclosure. The colophon provides commentary by the artist, noting the effects of speculation and financial collapse in her own neighborhood ... 'Hamner's book is part political commentary and part homage to Sloan's original work'--Robert  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conceptual art
Artists' books
Architectural drawings
Designs and plans
Named Person: Karen Hanmer; Karen Hanmer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Hanmer; Iris Nevins; Samuel Sloan; United States. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
OCLC Number: 535089591
Notes: Limited edition of 30 copies.
Title from colophon; name of artist/publisher from copyright notice.
Place of publication from artist's Web site.
Title page is based on the title page from Samuel Sloan's 1852 work The model architect, following the original layout but differing in typography and decoration. It reads: The model architect : a series of original designs for cottages, villas, suburban residences, etc., accompanied by explanations, specifications, estimates, and elaborate details : prepared expressly for the use of projectors and artisans throughout the United States / by Samuel Sloan, architect. Philadelphia : Published by E.S. Jones & Co.
Printed on double leaves. All pages of text within border with decorative corner pieces in imitation of book design in The model architect.
Contains pigment inkjet reproductions of 19 full-page lithographs in The model architect; original lithographer was P.S. Duval's Steam Lith. Press, Philadelphia.
Description: 47 unnumbered pages : illustrations, plans ; 36 cm
Other Titles: Guide to avoiding foreclosure.
Panic of '09
Responsibility: Karen Hanmer.
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"Pairs historical text and illustrations from Sloan's work with contemporary text from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's online Guide to avoiding foreclosure. The colophon provides commentary by the artist, noting the effects of speculation and financial collapse in her own neighborhood ... 'Hamner's book is part political commentary and part homage to Sloan's original work'--Robert Gore"--Artist's Web site, viewed July 31, 2015.

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