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Wrong Size Fits All

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Freeman, Brad

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N7433.4 .S36 E64 2013 Workroom

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JAB Books

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Chicago: JAB Books, c2010.

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[134] p.: chiefly color illustrations; 23 cm.

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79 in an edition of 90.

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P. [15] is title page.

"All photographs, writing, design, digital collage, printing, & binding by the artist. ... Offset printed on the Heidelberg GTO at Columbia College Chicago. Center for Book & Paper Arts / August, 2009 & January-April, 2010. Printed in cmyk, duotones, quadrones, etc., with secret sauce. Paper is Monadnock Dulcet 100# text" -- Colophon.

"The title is a play on words from the expression 'one size fits all' and the implication is that nothing is perfect, that in life there is always some unexpected issue that presents itself to change things. What is the book about? It's about a lot things but basically about the deaths of my sister and dad within a two year period. One of the joys of my life was to visit my sister, who had been a great influence on me as is reflected at the beginning of chapter one. The book, through the brief poetic writing, does not refer specifically to her death rather to the feelings I experienced thinking of her and how she influenced me. The chapters' beginnings and endings are determined by the signatures. In other words, chapter one is the first signature, etc. The conceptual leaps between the chapters, rather than being subtle segues, reflect the abrupt changes in thoughts that we have that are sometimes incomprehensible at first. One thing that the writing about my dad is meant to convey was my inability to come to terms in a sympathetic way to his decline."--Artist's statement at the Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Dec. 28, 2012.

"During the printing I used the specific creative potential of offset lithography to make some of the images. In other words a lot of the images were created by various combinatory and chance operations while printing, while I maintained strict curatorial control. I am inspired by the layering and flow and structure of music and tried to reflect this in the dense layering of imagery that occurs in the book. I chose the exposed spine binding because it allows the pages to lie as flat as possible. The book should be placed on a table for viewing, rather than held up in the hands.'"--Artist's statement at the Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Dec. 28, 2012."The whole second chapter ... is a sardonic view of the folly of American militarism starting with the Civil War and ending with the Iraq / Afghanistan wars--and including a digital collage of Janet Jackson singing and dancing while dressed in military camouflage. The text "Mistaking militarism for fashion" is written on the page."--Artist's statement at the Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Dec. 28, 2012.

"The whole second chapter ... is a sardonic view of the folly of American militarism starting with the Civil War and ending with the Iraq / Afghanistan wars--and including a digital collage of Janet Jackson singing and dancing while dressed in military camouflage. The text "Mistaking militarism for fashion" is written on the page."--Artist's statement at the Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Dec. 28, 2012.

Four-leaf signatures sewn on three leather thongs with visible sewing. Thongs glued to the printed cover boards. Images in signatures bleed across the fold.