Julie Chen

Julie Chen at Seager Gray Gallery showing A Guide to Higher Learning a handmade artist book. - Julie  Chen

A Guide to Higher Learning, 2010

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11.75 x 11.75 x 3.75 in

Julie Chen’s latest bookwork examines the experiential process of acquiring knowledge, on both academic and personal levels. The piece is comprised of 8 sections of rigid square pages that are hinged together in unexpected ways, giving the reader a physical reading experience that mirrors the complex meaning of the content. The book in its fully unfolded form reveals an intricate and fascinating visual pattern of information. Letterpress printed in an edition of 100 copies and housed in a clamshell box.

Box size: 11 3/4" x 11 3/4" x 3 3/4" Book size: 11" x 11" x 3 1/8", opening to a full dimension of 31" x 31" Dimension of viewing cloth is 34" x 34"

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