Inspirations

“Where books are burned, in the end people will be burned too.” — Heinrich Heine, 1823 Celsius 233 Philip Zimmermann Tuscon, AZ: Spaceheater Editions, 2015 N7433.4 Z55 C45 2015 From the artist: I started doing research on the history of book-burning after seeing a video posted by the Islamic State/Daesh...

“We have all our elephants to see.” Empire BuildersCarol Inderieden and Chandler O’LearyTacoma, WA: Anagram Press, 2015N7433.4 I52 E47 2015 From the authors’ essay: “To see the elephant was to embark on a quest for riches and prosperity…The elephant is an illusion, an impossible...

“It is a prayer for the rebirth of a way of writing with breath.” CHANCCANI QUIPU Cecilia Vicuña New York: Granary Books, 2012 Quipu, or knotted cords, encoded the spoken language of the Inca, representing both single sounds and whole words, and was used as a form of communication...

«Лолита , свет моей жизни , огонь моих чресел . Грех mой , душа моя . Ло -ли –та…” Лолита Владимир Набоков (1899-1977) New York: Phaedra, Inc., Publishers, 1967 First hardcover edition in Russian First published in Paris in 1955, then in New York City in 1958 and...

An inflammatory guide: banned & challenged… Jessica Spring Tacoma, WA: Springtide Press, 2012 xN7433.4 S713 I54 2012 From the colophon: “…printed by hand to commemorate Banned Books Week…” Letterpress printed. Accordion folded pages attached to match-book style binding with staples. View the original article on the OpenBook Blog...

  So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. — William Shakespeare, Sonnet XVIII The Poems of William Shakespeare William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Stamford, CT: Overbrook Press, 1939 PR2841 A2 K5 1939 Edited by George Lyman Kittredge, Gurney Professor of English Literature,...