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The Space of Poetics / Sarah Hulsey The Space of Poetics / Sarah Hulsey

The Space of Poetics / Sarah Hulsey


30.5 x 26 x 1 cm (10-5/8 x 12-1/4 x 1/4 inches)
Sarah Hulsey
Edition 17 of 20; signed and numbered by the artist. Case binding with grey clothbound hardboard covers. "The Space of Poetics was designed, printed, and bound by Sarah Hulsey in Somerville, Massachusetts in 2015. The typeface used is Avenir, a digital face designed by Adrian Frutiger, which was printed letterpress from polymer plates. The diagram images were printed letterpress from polymer plates and hand-colored; the city plan image is a woodcut. The papers used for book pages are Crane's Lettra and Yupo; the end papers are Zanders' Elephant Hide. The text is an excerpt from 'The House. From Cellar to Garret. The Significance of the Hut,' from The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard, translated by Maria Jacobs, copyright 1958 by Presses Universitaires de France; translation copyright 1964 by The Orion Press, Inc. Used by permission of Viking Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC."--colophon "This book explores the relationship of space, memory, and language in The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard. The excerpt used here is a meditation on the importance of place and seclusion in one's life and on the enduring mark left by a time of solitude. Through the use of architectural plans as a model for syntactic diagrams, The Space of Poetics juxtaposes the ways we speak about creative solitude with the ways we orient ourselves in space. Accompanying each portion of text is a woodcut of an architectural grid plan overlaid with a diagram of the structure of the text. The overlays, inspired by wiring diagrams, are numbered and color-coded so that the reader may decipher the grammatical connections hidden within the text. The repeated woodcut and changing overlays suggests how individual uses of language relate to more universal, shared experiences."--from the artist's website