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VisualBooks

Overview
Works: 12 works in 13 publications in 1 language and 41 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Art  Portraits  Humor 
Classifications: N7433.4.M38,
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Most widely held works by VisualBooks
Various fires and MLK by Scott McCarney( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edward Ruscha's second book, Various Small Fires and Milk, (1964) was published in Los Angeles, California. It presents a series of photographs of small fires--cigarettes, matches, a stove, a barbecue--and surprises us with an unrelated image of a glass of milk as the last plate. Various Fires and MLK uses this book's time (1964) and place (Los Angeles) as a point of departure. It adopts its layout while subverting the droll collection of photographs and non-sequetor coda by adopting images imbued with historic meaning: the Watts riots of 1965; the aftermath of Rodney King's beating in 1991; reactions to the shooting death of Manual Jamines, a Guatemalan immigrant, in 2010. The Civil Rights Act, a landmark piece of legislation in the United States that outlawed major forms of discrimination including racial segregation, was passed in 1964. The use of MLK's picture is a typographic gestalt of Ruscha's title (MILK/MLK), and is a surprise in this sequence considering his message of nonviolent civil disobedience. It is this disconnect that relates Various Small Fires to the fires that followed"--Scott McCarney/VisualBooks website, viewed June 30, 2011
Think Seoul by Scott McCarney( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphabook 10 by Scott McCarney( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of a series of alphabet books that rely on physical action (cutting paper and turning pages) to create letterforms unique to the book form. The conception of the series and design of inkless alphabets was inspired by the limitations and possibilities of material and process. The duplex stock (two sheets of different colored paper laminated together) was cut with an Epilog Legend 36EXT laser cutter during a residency at the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University in June, 2015."--Label inside phase box
Panagram by Scott McCarney( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A pangram is a sentence or verse that contains all the letters of the alphabet. Panagram relies on physical action (cutting paper and turning pages) to create letterforms unique to the book form. The duplex stock (two sheets of different colored paper laminated together) was cut with an Epilog Legend 36EXT laser cutter during a residency at the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University in June, 2015."--Label inside phase box
Scraps by Scott McCarney( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"scraps contains facsimiles of notes collected over the last decade and stored in a leaf-covered box. These seemingly random jottings on odds and ends of paper belie an interest in various forms of word play (anagrams, word squares, puns, malapropisms, portmanteau) as well as found and overheard texts [...]. The notes in scraps are rendered typographically on the verso of the photographs -- a back-to-back duel between photographer and typographer. Both sides are re-presented by digital media, (from camera and scanner to press) while the hand-written and the type-set stand their ground as hybrid word/images."--Colophon
The decider by Scott McCarney( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The "Are We Ready Yet?" series of books dating from the 2000s addressed the shifting landscape, language, psychology, and politics of national homeland security. The title references a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) publication titled 'Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness.' This booklet was eerily reminiscent of 'What to Do in Case of a Nuclear Disaster,' published by the US government in 1954 ... Am I surprised the tone, manner, and type of information the government is willing to share with the general pop has changed little in fifty years? The Bush books are rather one dimensional, in keeping with their subject. Any depth comes from the cathartic purpose they serve(d). Socialand political culture continue to inspire work that provides a civil outlet of frustration and/or outrage"--Artist's website, viewed on March 18, 2016
The gender card game by Scott McCarney( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This deck of 'gender cards' blurs that line [between male and female] with the distribution of words and images across the surfaces of 48 cards. Each card in this pack is illustrated on one side with a word describing a stereotypical feminine or masculine attribute. The words are color coded and rendered in typefaces to match the stereotype: feminine terms are set in Isadora script and printed in pink; the masculine terms are set in Machine and printed in blue. When arranged in a 'proper' order, the verso of the cards form images of a male and female doll. The words, however, are not strictly assigned to the image of their gender: some female attributes are printed on the verso of the male image, and vice versa. [Conversely], when the terms are arranged by color and typeface, the images don't quite line up."--Back of box
Face book by Scott McCarney( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These 20 things regarding Bananaco by Scott McCarney( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Pecha Kucha is a simple presentation format where 20 slides are shown, each for 20 seconds, advancing automatically as the presenter talks. The format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture in Tokyo. The first Pecha Kucha Night was held in their gallery/lounge/bar/club/creative kitchen in February, 2003. Bananaco Pecha Kucha was presented at 'These 20 Things,' a Pecha Kucha Night organized by Alicia Taylor and Ben Gilberg at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York in February 2013. I liked the format and wondered how it would work as a book, so here it is."--page [41]
Headless.3 : a scrapbook babel by Scott McCarney( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Headless/Scrapbook" is a series of one-of-a-kind books created from re-purposed pages of 'Art and [Artists] of All Nations,' a nineteenth century anthology of popular paintings of the era. Pages are hand bound using odds and ends of materials found in the studio and altered by the artist in the twenty-first century."--Colophon
Attachments by Scott McCarney( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Attachments contains photographs I've made to send via email to friends and family in 2011."
6x6xScottMcCarney : 2008-2015 by Scott McCarney( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"6x6xScottMcCarney represents thirty five works the artist created over eight years for a unique fundraising project to benefit the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester NY. Each piece measures six inches by six inches and was displayed anonymously with thousands of works by contributors from around the world."--Back cover
 
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