La Cité des Animaux

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Dublin Core

Title

La Cité des Animaux

Subject

Animals In Art
Artists' Books--Washington (State)--Mercer Island

Description

This is an original collaged book opening up to reveal a parade of strange, whimsical animals creeping through a deserted white city. Skordal expertly creates juxapositions using scissor-and-paper collage to provoke the viewer. It harkens to a hidden city described within Italo Calvino's, "Invisible Cities": where forgotten fauna were coming back, "leaping from the capitals and drainpipes...resuming possession of their city." (160). The animal images are reproduced from A. Seba's 'Naturalium Thesauri,' published in 1731 as well as other antique works. Locket on front cover opens to reveal 3D collage.

Edition 1:1

Creator

Skordal, Lynn

Publisher

Self-published
Mercer Island, WA

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: collage, ink-jet images, book scraps, book cloth, air-dry clay, repurposed metal locket, watercolor, vellum papers, cloth-covered boards (cover), string, metal-clasp, air-dry clay, metal locket.

Structure/Folds: accordion fold. Stored in own box.

Dimensions: 8 unnumbered pages; 31 x 25 x 5 cm (container), 23 x 22 x 2 cm (closed), 23 x 220 x 1 cm (open)

Type

artists' books (books)

Coverage

Twenty-first century (dates CE)

Date Created

2011

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
8 total views: front view, interior view, overhead view

Citation

Skordal, Lynn, “La Cité des Animaux,” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed February 18, 2020, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/1477.