Bookman's Bestiary

Description

Signed facsimile print of a poem by Susan Barron in the form of an illuminated English alphabet. The poem interweaves animal names with parts of books, as in,
Cats glare at
Giraffes with their dust covered knees. Folios of
Elephants and gatherings of
Frogs distract us from the gutter with foxed, dog-eared
Dogs…
Includes drawings of a tiger, a zebra losing its stripes, an elephant, a giraffe, kangaroo, bluejay, and several books.

Poem and illustration are copyrighted 1998. The piece was printed by The Stinehour Press, Lunenburg, Vermont and is signed below the artist’s name near the bottom of the piece. The print was a gift from Sid Block in 2003.

Originally from the Chicago area, Susan Barron studied music and chemistry and worked for many years as a chemist in New York City. She has created several art books, most notably, the eleven-volume, Labyrinth of Time, which was premiered at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Barron’s drawings, collages, etchings, books, and photographs have been exhibited internationally and can be found in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Newberry Library in Chicago, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

This print is not currently on display.
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Rights

In Copyright http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

Physical Dimensions

34 x 10 in.

Files

Bookmans-Bestiary-by-Barron.jpg

Citation

Barron, Susan, 1947-, “Bookman's Bestiary,” Skokie Public Library History, accessed December 6, 2021, https://skokielibraryhistory.omeka.net/items/show/5.

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