Abstract refuse : a heteronymic primer

Artist's Book
1995 (published)
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'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.


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Printed book
Brief Description
Artist's book, 'Abstract refuse : a heteronymic primer', by Ed Epping, Granary Books, New York, 1995
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 34cm
Summary
'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.

Other Number
X950031 - NAL Pressmark
Collection
Library Number
38041995102191

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