Monday, December 13, 2010

3 pages from the Codex Tepetloaoztoc, Colonial, AD 1555-56, British Museum

Pre-Spanish codices were made from one long accordion folded strip of amatl paper. "The Codex is a colonial legal document dating to some 30 years after the Spanish conquest of Mexico. The text first establishes the pre-conquest founding of the town and its proud lineage of indigenous rulers. It then denounces the excessive tribute demands made by a series of Spanish encomenderos."  [From exhibit label]

Art of the Fold: Accordion Publications, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, September, 2009.

An exhibition of accordion publications that I curated for the Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.  It was as a result of doing this show that I realized that very little had been written about this wonderful medium and that somehow it had been neglected in the histories of artists' book and artists' multiples. Thus, this blog is my attempt to correct this situation. Catalogue available at:  For documentation of show: DSC09198 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!