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A Field Guide To Weeds

Artist
Kim Beck
Date
2007
Publisher
Printed Matter
Format
Artists' Books
Details
Hardcover
Size
11.8 × 17.5 × 1 cm
Length
96 
Description

A Field Guide to Weeds masquerades as a 19th century pocket guide, but a guide in which the weeds themselves have taken over. Beck’s innovative project uses the physical form of the book as a metaphor for a crack in the city sidewalk: printed in luscious five-color printing, the common dandelion, pigweed, and poison ivy—the very plants we ignore, step over, ignore, dig up, or scrupulously avoid—creep out of the gutter, up pages, and overrun the book. Multiple silhouettes overlap and repeat, drawing the reader’s attention to the overlooked. The book features a black silk ribbon marker. Offset-printed in colour in an edition of 750. Sewn bound, cloth hardcover.

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