Mystery Girls' Circus and College of Conundrum: The 1991 Route Book, Season of 1991

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Dublin Core

Title

Mystery Girls' Circus and College of Conundrum: The 1991 Route Book, Season of 1991

Subject

Circus In Art
Circus--United States
Book Artists--Washington (State)
Circus Animals In Art

Description

Passionate about storytelling and its role in examining and archiving, this artist's book was inspired by circus route books popular in America at the turn of the century. The book chronicles the exploits of an imaginary circus during its spring/summer season.

Inscription: Signed by both artists on name plate opposite publications page. The edition is found on the last three digits of the pink ticket on the colophon page. Illustrations and binding by Mare Blocker, text by Mare Blocker and Katherine Dunn.

Edition 79:125

Creator

Blocker, Mare, 1959-
Dunn, Katherine

Publisher

M Kimberly Press, Ames Lake, WA
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

Rights

These materials may be protected under copyright law and may only be used for educational, teaching, and learning purposes. If intended use is beyond these purposes, it is the sole responsibility of the user to obtain the appropriate copyright permissions.

Format

Materials/Printing: letterpress, color linoleum and magnesium cuts, lithograph, die-cut.

Structure/Folds: codex.

Dimensions: 56 unnumbered pages; 23 x 3 x16 cm (closed)

Type

artists' books (books)

Coverage

Twentieth century (dates CE)

Date Created

1991

Medium

The original object was photographed with a NIKON D300 digital camera at 300 ppi as a JPEG file format. The JPEG file was then modified in Adobe Photoshop.
Photographer Marie A. Andrews
6 total views: front view, interior view

Provenance

Donated by Barbara Robertson.

Citation

Blocker, Mare, 1959- and Dunn, Katherine, “Mystery Girls' Circus and College of Conundrum: The 1991 Route Book, Season of 1991,” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed September 17, 2021, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/1451.