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Cells of Ourselves: Drawings by Tony Urquhart elaborated upon and arranged around the idea of a cage by Gary… by  Tony (artist)(signed); with Gary Michael Dault Urquhart - Signed First Edition - 1989 - from Leonard Shoup  (SKU: 165875)

Cells of Ourselves: Drawings by Tony Urquhart elaborated upon and arranged around the idea of a cage by Gary Michael Dault ( Signed By the Artist )

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Cells of Ourselves: Drawings by Tony Urquhart elaborated upon and arranged around the idea of a cage by Gary Michael Dault ( Signed By the Artist )

by Urquhart, Tony (artist)(signed); with Gary Michael Dault

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ISBN 10
0889841144
ISBN 13
9780889841147
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Erin, Ontario: Erin, ON: The Porcupine's Quill, 1989, 1st Edition, First Printing , 1989. ------------hardcover, a Near Fine example, in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks new, this copy has been signed and inscribed by the artist "a special edition for Stella H____ Tony urquhart July 1991", inscription is a bit cryptic to me as this is not a special edition but if just the hardcover edition issued by The Porcupine's Quill, 94 pages, predominately b&w images but there are some colour illos as well, ---" Cells of Ourselves includes fifty drawings (ten reproduced in full colour) organized allusively around the idea of a cage, presented alongside a prose commentary on the images. The drawings are all very small and reproduced, for the most part, size as. Tiny, but complex and richly detailed, these teeming miniature drawings are endlessly explorable meditations on the idea of the cage, the enclosure, the cordoned-off area: this cage theme encompasses everything from the calligraphic wrought-iron erected like architectonic ivy around French grave sites to depictions of animals in zoos, historical artefacts in glass cases, buildings within walls, anatomies of the Paris Metro cars, even an eloquent up-close exploration of the fearsome nature of an ordinary fly-swatter. --- Running through all these drawings of cages and grids is a common theme: that what is inside an enclosure is not so much a part of the greater world held captive, but rather a part of the world now intimately focussed for our inspection. The act of entrapment (mimicked, to some extent, by the artist) becomes an act of homage, an endeavour to hold something still so that its true nature can be understood, so that it becomes possible to see the world in a grain of sand rather than to see moments of selected experience as moments endlessly lost in flux, endlessly condemned to freedom and dissolution. -- Here the task of both artist and writer is to see much in little -- which is one of the states of reverie that leads to freedom."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE///. Signed (see description). First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine (see desciption)/Near Fine (see description). Illus. by Tony Urquhart. 9w x 8.25h Inches. Flap Not Clipped.

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book dealer
Leonard Shoup CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
165875
Title
Cells of Ourselves: Drawings by Tony Urquhart elaborated upon and arranged around the idea of a cage by Gary Michael Dault ( Signed By the Artist )
Author
Urquhart, Tony (artist)(signed); with Gary Michael Dault
Illustrator
Tony Urquhart
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine (see desciption)
Jacket condition
Near Fine (see description)
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0889841144
ISBN 13
9780889841147
Publisher
Erin, ON: The Porcupine's Quill, 1989, 1st Edition, First Printing
Place of Publication
Erin, Ontario
Date Published
1989
Keywords
Cells of Ourselves: Drawings by Tony Urquhart elaborated upon and arranged around the idea of a cage by Gary Michael Dault ( Signed By the Artist )
Bookseller catalogs
Art;
Size
9w x 8.25h Inches

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