Half Century. Julie Flying Fish Press. Chen.

Half Century.

Berkeley, CA: Flying Fish Press, 2018. Artist's book, one of 50 copies, all on grey/green paper, signed on the colophon by the artist / publisher, Julie Chen. Page size: 6 x 6 x 1 inches opening to 174 inches; 56pp; including colophon. Letterpress printed from wood type and photopolymer plates with design elements in an assortment of colors, the numbers all in celadon from the Hamilton Wood Type Museum. Dedicated to Sandra Kroupa, Book Arts & Rare Books Curator, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of her career at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Bound by the artist in accordion format with red boards at either end with the title "1/2 Century / Act I" "1/2 Century / Act II" printed in brown on grey marbled paper inset on red covers, housed in red cloth over boards clamshell box with magnetic closure, title printed on grey marbled paper on spine and sun device printed in gold on grey paper on front cover. Ms. Chen states, "The text of Half-Century considers the complexity of our relationship to time in our daily lives. We think we understand how time works, but our public beliefs about time may not sync up with our private beliefs about time. Our conception of time changes over the course of a lifetime but we often only realize this at milestones and / or traumatic moments in our lives." Another masterful production from Julie Chen - a pleasure to hold and read and contemplate. Item #11376

Price: $975.00