abaca, accordion structure, Alabama, book arts, childhood, cotton, drum leaf binding, Gordo, hemp, Jessica Peterson, letterpress, microfilm, New York, newspaper, paper, photo-polymer plates, printed, race riots, Rochester, Sarah Bryant, The University of Alabama, The University of Utah, trompe-l'oeil, Vandercook SPO-20
“Sing a song full of the faith that the dark
past has taught us
Sing a song full of the hope that the
present has brought us
Facing the rising sun of our new
Let us march on ’til victory is won.”
— James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938)
CAUSE AND EFFECT
[Alabama: J. Peterson], 2009
N7433.4 P475 C38 2009
A relocation to Alabama causes the author to re-examine her childhood in Rochester, NY, particularly with respect to the impact of the 1964 race riots. From the colophon: “…researched, written, designed and printed by Jessica Peterson…The content was letterpress printed using photo-polymer plates on Sarah Bryant’s Vandercook SPO-20 in Gordo, Alabama…completed in fulfillment of my MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama, April 2009.” Illustrated with printed trompe-l’oeil style newspaper and microfilm clippings. Printed on cotton, abaca, and hemp paper. Accordion structure in drum leaf binding. Edition of fifty-five copies. University of Utah copy is no. 38.
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