Christina Ramberg Drawings
Christina Ramberg Drawings
Christina Ramberg Drawings
Christina Ramberg Drawings
Christina Ramberg Drawings
Christina Ramberg Drawings
Christina Ramberg Drawings

Christina Ramberg Drawings

Studio/Lab, Chicago, Illinois, 2000

Description

The drawings of Chicago imagist Christina Ramberg center around overtly female themes. On notebook pages and the backs of used index cards, Ramberg repeated images in pencil and ink and catalogued drawn variations of female hands, garments, heads, hairstyles, injuries, bindings, weeping figures, quilts and household objects as inventories of aesthetic possibilities. Critical to the book’s design concept is a paper stock that can both conceal and reveal. The translucency of the paper also provides opportunity to demonstrate the complexity of Ramberg’s methodology, in which drawings were often traced and retraced to explore nuance of emotion in the exact pose of a figure or rendering of a garment. The drawings are produced at actual size along with examples of source materials. The inexpensive and lightweight materials of the catalogue are designed to evoke the qualities of a sketchbook and invite the reader to experience Ramberg’s rich imagination and complex creative process.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2000
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Studio/Lab
Designer
Marcia Lausen
Illustrator
Christina Ramberg
Photographers
Christina Ramberg, Tom van Eynde, Jeff Crisman
Trim size
8 1/2 x 10 inches
Pages
128
Quantity printed
1,400
Typeface
Myriad
Printer/binder
Active Graphics
Paper
Esleeck Translucent Sulfite Bond
Binding materials
Heavy-duty staples, foam, glue
Author
Judith Russi Kirshner
Publisher
University of Illinois at Chicago
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