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The Black Hole


Creator
Issued
  • 2003
Description
  • Consists of one sheet with progressively larger hole in centre, folded accordion style, attached at each end to wooden cover, parchment band with title on it & metal tab which attaches to metal screw in lower cover for closure printed on opposite side of sheet, hair ball mounted on lower cover. Text loops around holes on reverse side of pages and changes from red to yellow to brown.
  • Signed by artist
Description of Item
  • The black hole's conception followed many years of daily hairball collecting. This book was letterpress printed in 8 pt Weiss Roman and Italic on hand-made paper. The wood covers were graciously cut and donated by Jim Kusz. Real parchment was used for the book's band and the hairball drawing was burned into the cover. Without the help of Edi Berton the text would not have looped around the holes. The Black Hole was finished in early 2003, just before the arrival of my second son, Zusse.
Mode of Issuance
  • monographs
  • Editioned
Subject
Work Type
State / Edition
  • No. 26 in an edition of 45
Material
  • Wood
  • Hair
  • Found objects
Technique
  • Photography
  • Adhesive binding
  • Inkjet printing
  • Commercial binding
Measurements
  • 77 mm
Identifier
  • Jaco_Blac_03
Item Locator
  • N7433.4.J293 B53 2003
Repository
Publisher
Place of Production
Institution
Conversion
  • Photographed with a Canon 30d with a 24-105 IS L lens in Raw file format. In Photoshop CS3, edited for color and contrast using layers and curves adjustments and saved out as a tiff file. JPEG2000 created with CONTENTdm during upload process at a 10:1 lossy compression.
Modified
  • 08/08/2023
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MLA

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Chicago

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Wiki

{{cite web | url= https://oregondigital.org/concern/images/df70bq470 | title= The Black Hole |author= |accessdate= 2024-04-18 |publisher= Scantron Press}}
Data Sources
Footer Number Term External URI
1 Jacobs, Diane http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79108312
2 Miniature books--Specimens http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85085644
folded books http://vocab.getty.edu/aat/300200572
4 University of Oregon. Design Library http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2017087491
5 Scantron Press http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2009009868
6 Portland >> Clackamas/Multnomah/Washington Counties >> Oregon >> United States https://sws.geonames.org/5746545/
University of Oregon http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80126183

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