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“AA Volume 4” book and vinyl


AA Volume 4, part of a series of artist books exploring the mythology of famed photographer Ansel Adams, responds to a recording of Adams typing an unknown letter with original sound compositions by Lenka Clayton, Chris Duncan, Barbara Held, Michael Masura Flora, Jonathan Kaiser, Tiffany Ng, Steve Roden, Greg Pond, and César Leal pressed on an opaque white LP. The volume is bound as a hardcover portfolio, with an essay by Godfre Leung attached to the inner case. When open, the essay’s size matches the LP, lending balance to this text and audio. A diecut pocket houses the LP along with sheet music and a print by Lenka Clayton. The book’s contents are foilstamped on the cover, which includes a tipped on image of a letter composed by Adams that reads, “There is a time in the affairs of men, that taken at the flood leads on to fortune. / Abcdefghijklmnop / I love this typewriter.”

Photographs by Peter Happel Christian and Phillip Andrew Lewis

Published by Clear A Day

Printed by Artron

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2-color 2019 4-color Art Artron Book Clear As Day Hardcover Music Offset Packaging Peter Happel Christian Phillip Andrew Lewis Photography Red Suisse Vinyl

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