0220 - C5-2/3
In Visible Cities
Sandra Liddell Reese
Edition Reese; Isla Visa, CA, USA
Inscription: Signed by the artist
Notes: Jean-Pierre Hébert states: "This book is inspired and structured by Invisible Cities of Italo Calvino, as translated by William Weaver; the mesostics of John Cage; the Galactic Tides of Alar and Juri Toomre; the typography of Iliazd; and an original poetic concept by Jean-Pierre Hébert. 73 copies printed from Gill Sans Light composed by Michael and Winifred Bixler, arranged and printed letterpress by Sandra and Harry Reese. Drawings by Jean-Pierre Hébert printed on Niyodo Natural with an Epson Stylus Pro 4800. Handmade cover and binding by Sandra Reese. First, the book title as mesostic line filters and selects proper city names as wing words. Then city name mesostics assemble each poem from snippets chosen in their order of appearance within each city chapter. Last, fractal timelines animate worlds of lines colors, and symbols implied by each city character and text properties generative poetry composed by ideas translated into code deliberate rule breaking through chance or bugs, and digital humor". Housed in a black clam-shell box with the title inset into a red strip on the spine.