Rain/Fall

Cover box and front cover of Rain/Fall standing up
The Artist's Book Rain/Fall fanned open

Title

Rain/Fall

Subject

Environmental Studies, Studio Arts

Description

8 x 7.75"; 20 pages. Letterpress printed and laser-cut at Small Craft Advisory Press, Florida State University. 9 bound volvelles. Printed on Legion Bamboo paper. Bound in red book cloth. Numbered.

Promotional statement: "Through laser-cut rotating wheels (volvelles) Rain/fall proposes a new poetic form determined by weather data, where each page contributes two lines to a poem assembled by the reader in accordance with the local forecast. Designed by Denise Bookwalter and fabricated at Small Craft Advisory Press at Florida State University, the book is part of a hybrid project: a companion app, engineered by Meg Mitchell at the University of Wisconsin, and available free of charge on Appleā€™s App Store, performs the same function digitally, accessing local weather data through GPS.

"While the digital affordances of the app are possible only with recently developed mobile devices, the book incorporates a mechanical computing technology devised by Persian astronomers in the 11th century. Together, the two versions dramatically illustrate expanded possibilities for the book form, both physical and digital, and the radical changes in literary practice that publication with new media can now enable." - See more at: http://vampandtramp.com/finepress/c/Center-for-bk-paper-arts-Chicago.html#sthash.bycwAuvB.dpuf

Creator

Bookwalter, Denise & Mitchell, Meg

Publisher

Small Craft Advisory Press

Date

2015

Format

1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (partly color) ; 20 x 21 cm
Denison's copy is no. 33 of 50

Language

English

Barcode

35108007512767

Location and Call Number

DEN Spec Coll N7433.4.B665 R35 2015

Collection

Citation

Bookwalter, Denise & Mitchell, Meg , “Rain/Fall,” Digital Exhibits | Denison University Archives & Special Collections, accessed April 24, 2024, https://exhibits.denisonarchives.org/items/show/349.