Minneapolis, MN: Mnemonic Press, 2008. Artist's book, one of 25 numbered copies, from a total issue of 30, all of which are on Koch Antiqua and Fabriano Artistico paper, each signed and numbered by the artist / author, Harriet Bart. Page size: 5-1/2 x 10-15/16 inches; 42pp. Bound: brass covers with steel hinges by Jill Jevne, exposed sewn spine, endpapers with chemical symbol for lead taken from Rudolph Koch's BOOK OF SIGNS and drawn by him. The chemical symbol for lead, Pb, is also hand engraved on the front panel of the brass binding. Housed in custom-made hinged masonite and beech wood box with aluminum covers overlaid with brass hardware cloth and trimmed with brass angle and brads, brass clasp. The concept, text, and images by Harriet Bart which she says, "are based on a series of installations involving the plumb in its many guises: as a building tool, an object of initiation and divination, as a pendulum, and as a metaphor in the search for that which is timeless and true."
The text is printed by Philip Gallo at The Hermetic Press. Item #10198