Johanna Drucker's Artist Books
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The Fall

2018



Project Statement


Another post-Trump election work, this is fully elegiac. Using the same I-am-an-algorithm technique that I used in Fabulas Feminae, I did compression writing for a series of weeks after the election. I drew on two corpora, the mainstream newspapers and Edward Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.” Brad Freeman collaborated, creating the rich, dense, dark imagery on the pages through his techniques of offset overprinting.

Work

Agents

Johanna Drucker

type: initiating/collaborator

role:
author


Brad Freeman

type: initiating/collaborator

role:
artist
designer
printer

Publication Information

publisher: JAB Publications

dates:
production: 2018-09-01

publication history: Brad Freeman published this as a JAB Publication.

Aesthetic Profile

movement:
conceptual (AAT)

subject:
political art (AAT)
artists' books (LCSH)

themes: The comparison between the aftermath of Trump's election and the Fall of Rome.

content form:
prose and images

publication tradition:
artists' book (local)
illustrated book (local)

related works: Dark Decade, Combo Meals, Overrun (Brad Freeman)

other influences: Edward Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Related Documents

manuscript type: texts

location: artist's archive


manuscript type: mockups

location: artist's archive (Brad Freeman)


manuscript type: other

location: artist's archive

note: Mockups and production materials are in the artist's archive (Brad Freeman).