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Freedom : a fable : a curious interpretation of the…

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Creator

Walker, Kara Elizabeth.

Title

Freedom : a fable : a curious interpretation of the wit of a negress in troubled times

Publisher

Peter Norton Family

Date

1997

Description

"'Freedom, a Fable' is an illustrated artist's book with text and pop-up silhouettes. At first glance it appears to be a nineteenth-century children's book, but it is decidedly not. It tells the story of a female slave whose life after emancipation veers far from her dreams of meritocracy, revealing that Freedom, a Fable is not just the title of the work but is also the lesson to be learned" -- National Gallery of Art website, viewed June 14, 2016.
"The Peter Norton Christmas Project 1997"--Title page verso.
"Laser cutting by Lasercraft, Inc. ... Printed by Typecraft, Inc. ... Binding by Roswell Book Binders ... Assembled and fulfilled by Marketing Techniques, Inc."--Title page verso.
Edition of 4000.
"The future vision of a soon-to-be emancipated 19th century Negress"--Preliminary leaf.
Offset lithographs and five laser-cut, pop-up silhouettes on wove paper. Printed in Ransom Group Antique and Attic Antique fonts. Paper stock is Classic Crest Cover and Curtis Tuscan Antique Cover. Bound in red bonded leather with Norwegian finish.
Case bindings.

Subject

Norton family -- Art patronage.
Artists' books.
African American women -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Women slaves.
African Americans in art.
Liberty in art.
Toy and movable books.
Pop-up books -- Specimens.

Identifier

Rare N 7433.4.W3336 F74 1997
OCLC/WorldCat Number 38192046

Contributor

Eisen, David, 1953-. (paper designer)
Silverlake, Timothy. (text designer)
Norton, Peter, 1943-. (patron)
Typecraft (Firm)
Roswell Bookbinding.

Format

19 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

Type

Gift books.
Silhouettes.
Christmas cards.
Fiction.
History.
Pop-up books.
Specimens.
Toy and movable books.
Pop-up books.
Toy and movable books.
Artists' books.
Leather bindings (Binding)

Collection

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