Karen Hanmer

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Title: The Soul of a New Machine

The Soul of a New Machine

The Soul of a New Machine | bound by artist in 2006 | NFS

by Tracy Kidder; Little, Brown and Co, 1981.

Sewn on tapes laced into boards, covered in green and fair goatskin. Title and author translated into binary encoded ascii and stamped before covering. Pale green Ingres endsheets, leather joint. Sewn endbands of cream and pale green silk. Graphite edges. Leather strip technique inspired by Stuart Brockman.

8.25 x 5.5 x 1.5"

Story follows a Data General work group that races to develop a new mainframe computer in one year.