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Fibonacci Flower

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Happersett, Susan
Smith, Esther K.
Faust, Dikko

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N7433.4 .L46 S6 2002 Workroom

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Purgatory Pie Press

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New York: Purgatory Pie Press, c2006.

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[10] p.: ill.; 19 cm.

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Limited edition 123 numbered and signed copies.

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"Hand generated flowers from the Fibonacci number sequence, Susan Happersett; Esther K. Smith, design & structure; Dikko Faust, letterpress & hand typography" -- p. [9].

Accordion-and-sewn binding. Wrapped in a folded cardstock case printed with the same flowers. Weiss Roman, Sylvan, Gallia, Raleigh Cursive, Modern #20, and Derby types. Arches and St. Armand paper.--Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed 9/17/10.

"Fibonacci Flower is an artist book made up of letterpress prints of drawings. In each drawing I have mathematically generated a flower, using the Fibonacci Sequence to determine the number of petals in the outer ring of each bloom. On the first page there is one petal inside on petal. On the next page, the flower grows with a new ring of two petals. The next page [shows a] three-petal ring, then five, eight, up to 34 petals. Fibonacci Flower has a unique structure that is a combination of an accordion and a sewn binding, that allows the viewer to see two or three consecutive Fibonacci flowers at the same time." -- the artist, from publisher website.