Artists' Books & Installation
Architectural Style broadside | 2010 | $25
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Pigment inkjet print on Arches text.
Unnumbered edition of 100
Architectural Style is a distillation of Chicago artist Karen Hanmer’s The Model Architect: The Panic of ’09, which is based on The Model Architect, Samuel Sloan’s 1852 collection of house plans and instructions to contractors. This artists' page created for The Blue Notebook: Journal for artists' books pairs historical text and illustrations from Sloan’s work with contemporary text from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s online Guide to Avoiding Foreclosure.
A colophon printed on a separate 8.5x11” page provides commentary by the artist, noting the effects of speculation and financial collapse in her own neighborhood.
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