Columbus to the Border Patrol
This artists' book
chronicles and confronts the realities and surrealities of border culture on the eve of the millennium.
An edition of 50, signed and numbered ISBN 0-939952-22-x
Numbers 1645, cased
in portfolio boxes : $3600 out-of-print
signed and numbered, handpainted and boxed with original art : $6000 out-of-print
CODEX ESPANGLIENSIS is a collaborative artists' book made up of performance
texts and poems by Guillermo Gómez-Peña interwoven with collage
imagery by Enrique Chagoya into book form by Felicia Rice of Moving Parts
CODEX ESPANGLIENSIS chronicles and confronts the realities and surrealities
of border culture on the eve of the millennium. Collage images juxtapose examples
of graphic art from pre-Hispanic times to present-day Mexico with traditions
of Western art and contemporary American pop culture. The series of performance
texts and poems are selected from the writer's works over his twenty-year
CODEX ESPANGLIENSIS is letterpress-printed in black and red from zinc photoengravings
on Amatl paper lined with Shintengujo tissue. The book measures 9 x 11.5 inches
and its accordion-fold structure reaches 31 feet at its full extension. The
book is housed in an Amatl paper and Canapetta black book cloth Shiho chitsu-style
portfolio box made by Maureen Carey.
edition with City Lights Books, San Francisco $22.95
from the LITERATURA CHICANA/LATINA SERIES Artists'
This series explores the intersection of cultures, disciplines and book
structures. This series of contemporary Chicano/Latino artists and writers in
translation is issued in both limited and trade editions. Each book is the result
of a close collaboration between writer, artist and book artist, Felicia Rice.