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Artist's book - Abstract refuse : a heteronymic primer
  • Abstract refuse : a heteronymic primer
    Epping, Ed
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Abstract refuse : a heteronymic primer

  • Object:

    Artist's book

  • Place of origin:

    New York (published)

  • Date:

    1995 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Epping, Ed (artist)
    Granary Books (publisher)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    National Art Library

'Abstract refuse', as hinted at by its title, is a collection of English language heteronyms (two or more words with the same spelling, different pronunciation, different meaning).

The heteronyms and their dual and sometimes triplicate definitions are accompanied by illustrations on the theme of the mechanics of remembering and forgetting.

Both the text and the images were designed on a Macintosh computer to produce a harmonious page layout in a highly self-conscious computer graphic style.

Physical description

Artist's book of heteronyms. 'Heteronyms, two or more words with the same spelling, different pronunciation, different meaning'. Each page contains a heteronym, sometimes including each definition of the word, and each page comprising images of computer generated graphics.

Designed and printed by Ed Epping ; bound by Jill Jevne.

The type and imagery were designed on a Power Macintosh 7100/66 using Aldus Freehand 4.0, Adobe Photoshop 2.5 and printed with a Hewlett Packard 1200C/PS on Rives Heavyweight Buff.

"The first printing consists of 200 signed copies." -Colophon.

Place of Origin

New York (published)


1995 (published)


Epping, Ed (artist)
Granary Books (publisher)


Height: 34 cm

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Artist's book, 'Abstract refuse : a heteronymic primer', by Ed Epping, Granary Books, New York, 1995


Artists' Books; National Art Library


National Art Library

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