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01CornerSpineView

Hand bound accordion book work with slipcase. The structure is held closed into a codex form by sewing across the spine into the end pages. 26.1 × 13.2 × 2.4 cm (closed dimension). 2013

02Corner

Front and back end pages slip into the cover pockets. The book block is printed in photogravure on somerset paper and the cover is inkjet on coated tyvek.

03CornerCoverSlipcase

View of front cover and slipcase.

04CornerFrontEndPaper

View of front endpapers. Photogravure. 9.875 × 9.82 cm (page spread). 2013.

05CornerTitlePage

Title page. Photogravure. 9.875 × 9.82 cm (page spread). 2013.

06CornerImageSpread01

Image 1 page spread. Photogravure. 9.875 × 9.82 cm (page spread). 2013.

07CornerImageSpread02

Image 2 page spread. Photogravure. 9.875 × 9.82 cm (page spread). 2013.

08CornerImageSpread03

Image 3 page spread. Photogravure. 9.875 × 9.82 cm (page spread). 2013.

09CornerImageSpread04

Image 4 page spread. Photogravure. 9.875 × 9.82 cm (page spread). 2013.

10CornerImageSpread05

Image 5 page spread. Photogravure. 9.875 × 9.82 cm (page spread). 2013.

11CornerImageSpread06

Image 6 page spread. Photogravure. 9.875 × 9.82 cm (page spread). 2013.

12CornerImageSpread07

Image 7 page spread. Photogravure. 9.875 × 9.82 cm (page spread). 2013.

13CornerImageSpread08

Image 8 page spread. Photogravure. 9.875 × 9.82 cm (page spread). 2013.

14CornerImageSpread09

Image 9 page spread. Photogravure. 9.875 × 9.82 cm (page spread). 2013.

15CornerImageSpread10

Image 10 page spread. Photogravure. 9.875 × 9.82 cm (page spread). 2013.

16CornerImageSpread11

Image 11 page spread. Photogravure. 9.875 × 9.82 cm (page spread). 2013.

17CornerColophon

Colophon. Photogravure. 9.875 × 9.82 cm (page spread). 2013.

18CornerBackEndPaper

Back endpaper. Photogravure. 9.875 × 9.82 cm (page spread). 2013.

19CornerBackCover

Back cover. Inkjet on coated tyvek. 2013.

20CornerExtended

Expanded view of page spreads. Photogravure. 9.875 × 9.82 cm (page spread). 2013.

Corner is the final book work in a series inspired by living in Corner Brook’s Townsite area. It is also the culmination of my research project into Artist’s Publishing. In this piece I return to the use of photogravure to create a hand printed and bound book work. The reading experience provides an interplay between the architecture of the book and of the imagery. The images lead the viewer through domestic spaces; starting with sparsely furnished entrances and gradually moving into more densely filled and layered living spaces. Each page spread cradles an unoccupied space charged with implied conversations between absent inhabitants.