Tumbling Blocks for Pris and Bruce / Claire Van Vliet

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Identifier: FA.SA6.1892
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 2.25 x 2.25 x 2.25 in;5.75 x 5.75 x 5.75 cm
Creation dates: 1996
Created by: Claire Van Vliet
Edition 127 of 200. Issued in a paper box; housed in a clear plastic box. Each leaf consists of two cut letters glued back; leaves folded and glued to permit the book to open into a variety of shapes.

"Tumbling Blocks is a little cut alphabet created from the offcuts from Praise Basted In, the design of which, left an intriguing number of small folios of hand made papers. It will spiral in several ways or stand in a circle -- tumble in your hands, but will always fall back into place if you let it. The cube box is folded with two papers that hold each other in place without needed glue. It was made for Janus Press patrons Bruce and Pris Hubbard, who collected Janus Press books, quilts and miniature books." -- artist's website