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Paradoxic mutations

Author: Margot Lovejoy; Clifton Meador; Lori Spencer; Center for Edition Works,; Borowsky Center for Publication Arts,
Publisher: Purchase, NY : Center for Editions, Visual Arts Division, SUNY Purchase, Philadelphia, PA : Borowsky Center for Publication Arts, The University of the Arts [1994] ©1994
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The structure of Paradoxic Mutations, though bound by only two staples, consists of an elaborate set of folded pages that open individually to reveal the darker side of virtues such as Unity, Joy, and Freedom. The inverse of Knowledge, for example, is Learned Ignorance. A second set of folded pages deals with the human body, infection, and the implications of technologically-driven medicine. The book is lavishly
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Genre/Form: Art
Artists' books
Limited editions
Staple bindings
Pamphlet bindings
Paper bindings
Non-adhesive bindings
Fold-out books
Gatefold books
Offset prints
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lovejoy, Margot.
Paradoxic mutations
(OCoLC)1086199191
Named Person: Margot Lovejoy; Margot Lovejoy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margot Lovejoy; Clifton Meador; Lori Spencer; Center for Edition Works,; Borowsky Center for Publication Arts,
ISBN: 0963753118 9780963753113
OCLC Number: 31100018
Notes: Artist's book.
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"Produced with Clifton Meador at the Center for Editions, Visual Arts Division SUNY Purchase ... Printed by Lori Spencer, Borowsky Center for Publication Arts, The University of the Arts ...Page 4 of cover.
Paperback, staple bound, with duotone and triple color offset prints. Printed on white Mohawk Superfine acid-free archival paper. Edition of 500.
Description: 44 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 14 x 24 cm
Responsibility: Margot Lovejoy.

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"The structure of Paradoxic Mutations, though bound by only two staples, consists of an elaborate set of folded pages that open individually to reveal the darker side of virtues such as Unity, Joy, and Freedom. The inverse of Knowledge, for example, is Learned Ignorance. A second set of folded pages deals with the human body, infection, and the implications of technologically-driven medicine. The book is lavishly illustrated throughout with a continuous collage of found material, including anatomical engravings, medical photographs, and images of historical sculptures and other artwork from around the world, dealing mostly with science and the body. Lovejoy's work paints a gruesome but fascinating portrait of our physical relationship to a set of abstract values, commenting on the dangerous potential consequences of our attitudes regarding body and mind."

"This richly visual bookwork intersects the polarities between the past (modernist idealizations and paradoxes of truth, beauty, freedom) with the present's postmodernism hybridized climate of mutations and artificial simulations. Are the conventional intellectual and biological dimensions we have always known about to be invaded by a plague-like viral infection - to produce a novel, unpredictable species? Are we confronting a future where conditions of human origin are in danger of being replaced through technological strategies? Will we create cyborgs - half human, half machine - objects of fear because they are empty of a spiritual core, without knowledge, without wisdom and compassion? 'Paradoxic Mutations' explores the new frontiers where boundaries of the self, of memory, and of identity have been violated. A special feature of this visual book is its fold-out character, opening out layer after layer of images which can be seen as a totality. When opened, the pages reveal more visual connections to each of five themes. When the book is turned over, a new set of images are presented for opening and relating to each other."

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