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Using Shadows

by Robert Colvin, Peter Lyssiotis & Theo Strasser
(Abercrombie Hatch & Sons/Whites Law Bindery, Caulfield South Vic., 2005.)

Folio; hardcover, with upper board title and a tipped-on decoration; unpaginated (52pp.), on untrimmed heavy stock, with many monochrome and full-colour hand-printed plates. Very minor wear. Fine, with a mylar wrapper. Laid in: a hand-written postcard from Robert Colvin to the previous owner, signed in ink. Number 10 from a limited edition run of only 10 copies; signed on the limitations page by the creators.

"The text is screenprinted and layered into some of the images so that it blends in, and becomes a visual element on the page. Colvin works with the photograph in its crudest form; paper coated with photographic emulsion. The images, shadows cast by plants and objects, become abstract because the process does not allow for detail. This lack of detail heightens the sense of transience, of time passing. Strasser, an abstract painter, works with gouache, hand painting the pages. Lyssiotis uses corrugated cardboard as a printing block; the resultant black lines suggest lines of text, erased - an unintelligible communication." - Monash University.

This book is Number 10 from a limited edition run of only 10 copies; signed on the limitations page by the creators.

Price: $2000

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