"Unfolding Architecture" is experienced through Gordon, a man who witnesses the city he lives in unfolding like paper. The unfolding of the buildings acts as a metaphor for the disappearance of a loved one through dementia, and the empty space that they leave behind. Unfolding Architecture is a screen-printed and letter-pressed accordion book. The book is housed in a handmade balsa wood box, which unfolds, mirroring the city in the story.
Women's Studio Workshop (WSW) has produced over 200 limited edition artists’ books, and is the largest publisher in North America. WSW has artists’ books in collections world-wide and seven institutions are repositories containing copies of all artists’ books published by WSW: Indiana University (Bloomington), Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Delaware, Vassar College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Yale University, University of Michigan and The Library of Congress.These books, chosen through a juried international competition, reflect the wide range of subject matter, cultural diversity, and aesthetic perspectives of the artists who come to work in our studios.
You can learn more about WSW and our collection of handmade artists' books on our website http://wsworkshop.org/