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Artist's book - The tornado treaty

The tornado treaty

  • Object:

    Artist's book

  • Place of origin:

    Atlanta (published)

  • Date:

    1985 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Geiser, Jane
    Nexus Press (publisher)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    National Art Library

The story in this artist's book, with its subtext of nuclear war, tells of unspecified military operations almost destroying a remote island. It is told through a visual whirlwind of colour, surface pattern, angular shapes and minimal text. Simple jagged forms are used to depict the sinister men and the tornado-like missiles they unleash on the island. The dynamic imagery creates a strong sense of the chaos caused by the tornado's buffeting, creating an uneasiness in the reader that escalates as the pages are turned.

Physical description

Colour illustrations.

84 pages.

Place of Origin

Atlanta (published)


1985 (published)


Geiser, Jane
Nexus Press (publisher)


Height: 14 cm

Descriptive line

Artist's book, 'The tornado treaty' by Janie Geiser, Nexus Press, 1985


Artists' Books; National Art Library


National Art Library

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