American Tableaux

American Tableaux

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2001

Description

Instead of producing a single gallery guide for “American Tableaux”, we produced eight different booklets, suggesting the plurality of interpretive possibilities contained within the exhibition. A new gallery guide is available each month during the eight-month run of the show, and finally bound into a single notebook.

All the books were produced out of two press sheets, which determined the trim size. We used different paperstocks to articulate the difference between the writings and artworks. The translucent binder that houses the collection allows the front of a booklet to serve as a “cover” for the bound volume. This “non-cover/cover” treatment, the striped color scheme and the looped staples are three details that are particularly rewarding.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2001
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Walker Art Center
Creative director
Andrew Blauvelt
Designer
Alex DeArmond
Production coordinator
Lisa Middag
Trim size
5 3/4 x 6 5/8 inches
Pages
128
Quantity printed
3,000
Typefaces
Electra, Neuzeit Grotesk
Printer
Shapco Inc.
Papers
Finch Fine Vanilla 80 lb. text, Productolith Dull 80 lb. cover
Binder
Traffic Works
Binding method
Loop saddle stitch, metal ring binder
Jacket printer
Traffic Works
Authors
Diane Glancy, David Haynes, Patricia Hempl, Norah Labiner, Wang Ping, George Rabasa, Bart Schneider, Julie Schumacher
Editors
Pamela Johnson, Kathleen McLean
Publisher
Walker Art Center
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