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Artist's book - Desire : the collective unconscious
  • Desire : the collective unconscious
    Stokes, Telfer, born 1940
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Desire : the collective unconscious

  • Object:

    Artist's book

  • Place of origin:

    Atlanta (published)

  • Date:

    1989 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stokes, Telfer, born 1940 (artist)
    Nexus Press (publisher)
    Weproductions (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed book with woven cover

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    National Art Library

This small square, red book has a textured cover reminiscent of a wicker chair seat. The title “Desire” is printed in black ink along with a floral pattern, which is at odds with the graphic images within the piece.

"A densely beautiful maze of memories, faces and words. All the parts that make it up, the snatches of conversation, the stolen shots, an eye, an ear, a mouth, the intense saturated colour, are held in place by a grid of fencing wire. Images and text printed in colour and overlaid throughout. Published by Nexus Press, Atlanta in conjunction with Weproductions on an artist in residency scheme."

From the artists website: www.weproductions.com

Physical description

Artist's book consisting of different coloured leaves printed on one side with illustrations and words. Cover is red and black weaved lattice-work attached to card.

60 leaves.

Place of Origin

Atlanta (published)


1989 (published)


Stokes, Telfer, born 1940 (artist)
Nexus Press (publisher)
Weproductions (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Printed book with woven cover


Height: 15 cm

Descriptive line

Artist's book, 'Desire: the collective unconcious', by Telfer Stokes, Nexus Press in collaboration with Weproductions, Atlanta, 1989






Artists' Books; Scotland; National Art Library


National Art Library

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