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Lorenz, Angela

Works: 132 works in 218 publications in 2 languages and 1,031 library holdings
Genres: Artists' books  Exhibition catalogs  History  Poetry  Art  Toy and movable books  Pop-up books  Etchings  Pictorial works  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Signer, Contributor, Artist, Designer, Illustrator
Classifications: N7433.4.L67, 700.924
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The theater of nature, or, Curiosity filled the cabinet by Angela Lorenz( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work was inspired by the remnants of the most famous and extensive collection of artifacts, mostly natural, in 16th c. Europe. They were amassed by Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605), the first professor of natural history ever appointed in Italy, at the University of Bologna."--Artist's Website
At the turn of the centuries : the influence of early 20th century book arts on contemporary artists' books : three essays adapted from conference presentations given at Yale University on April 13, 2007 by Stephen Bury( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication presents the essays of scholars Stephen Bury and Marcia Reed and artist Angela Lorenz on the relationship between contemporary and early-twentieth-century bookworks. Originally presentations at a 2007 conference of the same name, At the Turn of the Centuries is a permanent documentation of the presenters<U+2019> ideas. The lecture and this publication also honor the late Tony Zwicker, an important advocate of artists<U+2019> books. Stephen Bury considers the text engine as a generative device from Jonathan Swift to Oulipo. Marcia Reed discusses how certain formats, particularly boxes, and methodologies, such as an artist's documentation of their own work or experience, are recurring themes in the 20th century bookworks. Angela Lorenz discusses from the artist's point of view the incorporation of historic and unexpected sources into bookworks. -- Publisher's description
The mansion of thought : making knowledge visual in three dimensions, east and west by Angela Lorenz( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recorded history bursts with manmade structures that make knowledge visual, to aid memorization, to record information, and to enhance ritual practice ... The quest for immortality, universal knowledge and paradise pervades material culture ... Over 60 paintings in watercolor give examples from cultures and religions around the world, especially those which used text to explain their ideas. The images interact in a folding picture-book that may be used to make omnipresent geometric forms: triangles, squares, cubes, hexagons, even a house shape. The quadripartite case that envelops the book outlines the main categories presented. Subjects range from sacred Assyrian trees to Renaissance Cabala and memory theaters, from Humanist Bibles to Buddhism, from Chinese mirrors to Maya astronomy, from Islamic urban planning to Jain cosmic geometry. Further text and the index of images are in the artist's digital archive ... This book builds on The Theater of Nature or Curiosity Filled the Cabinet (2002) about the history of museums from Ancient Greece though the Enlightenment in rhyming verse, watercolor and copperplate etching. The 1500s in Europe may have been an apex of attempts to picture universal knowledge, but efforts to package ideas in 3-D revolved north, east, south and west"--Colophon
The logical way to become an artist : mathematical reasoning and methodology on back by Angela Lorenz( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A letterpress postcard book composed of twelve blank postcards and a front and back cover joined by a sliding plastic spine, The Logical Way to Become an Artist may be appreciated as an artistic/scientific treatise or an adult coloring book. Or both. The book is open to interpretation. The twelve subject headings, which were all common themes depicted by artists in Renaissance or Baroque periods, indicate several things: 1) that choices were limited for centuries to Biblical and then later mythological scenes as well as portraits of noble families or clergy; 2) that many of the scenes were gory or violent and might be considered unacceptable by today's atmosphere of censorship, such as "circumcision" or St. Catherine with her torture implements. Saints and Biblical figures were depicted with one breast cut off, skinned, tortured, or carrying bloody heads. Female figures were shown copulating with beasts or satyrs. There were many licentious and disturbing themes, often with women. The title and text on back poke humor at how-to books, attempts to make scientific theories from philosophy, and the people that insist their six-year-old child is capable of creating the art they see in museums. Maybe the child is capable. In fact, this simple formula allows everyone to become an artist, doesn't it?
Soap story : an artist's book by Angela Lorenz( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This artists's book tells the story of a young woman in Calabria, Italy during the 1950's, whose real life reads like a fairy tale, or a soap opera, in six installments. In order to give lasting form to this oral history, the reader must release the text, silk-screened on linen pages, from six tiny bars of soap, with numbers imprinted with lead type. After hanging to dry, ironing optional, the rags slot into six acid-free pages with oval die-cuts, through which the text remains visible. The pages are bound with a linen rag into a handmade, cloth-covered album, with the title embossed into a raised oval on the front cover. The book is housed in a matching cloth-covered box, lined with rags and sealed with a color-lithographed soap label."--The soap bars wrapper
R.ed engender.ed : a conical chronicle by Angela Lorenz( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The character r.ed monde spontaneously appears in watercolor at a kitchen table, dancing, playing and primping among the produce of Bologna, Italy in 1985. But r.ed's happy, ideal existence is soon threatened when the artist makes a 3-D version of her creation, leading her to close r.ed in a studio drawer out of fear. An identity crisis ensues when r.ed notices a lack of resemblance with any others in the artist's circle of family and friends. Bored with the random collections of trash and ephemera in the artist's studio, r.ed sleuths in reference books on world history and culture and makes a discovery"--Front flap of cover
Balzaculator : la Comédie humaine as a binary system for Balzacolytes by Angela Lorenz( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an analog, proto-computer to determine which characters created by Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) appear in which stories or novels of The Human Comedy. In 1833, after Balzac had already started writing this collection of 90+ novels and stories, he realized the potential of weaving repeating characters throughout the works ... Of the thousands of characters, all appearing four or more times are here. The loom apparatus pays homage to French weaver and merchant Jacquard, whose innovations around the time of Balzac's birth constituted the first computer program: a series of punched cards to indicate a pattern to be woven automatically on a loom. The viewer may place the punched card in front of any of the 179 repeating characters in the Balzaculator colored dots will show the novels or stories in which a character appears. The Balzaculator Color Code on the reverse is a key to enrich each character by citing professions, status and personal qualities. For the truly curious, there is also an index regarding the reason two characters share a single sheet"--Colophon
Red ages : a B.C.-A.D. [sic] by Angela Lorenz( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is Red's second multiple edition, following his debut in the printed world with Red Empire, 1990. This leporello silkscreen edition on acid-free paper conveys Red's continuing sense of humor with plays on words and a singular ability to adapt to any given situation. In Red Ages, Red lends himself to the depiction of the History of Man beginning in the age of reptiles and ending on Broadway. He chooses to avoid the technological era, limiting himself to more playful and less automated activities. The text itself mimics Red's polymorphic qualities-commencing with the texture of reptilian skin, rising and righting itself with Homo Erectus and tumbling with the Roman Empire. Each cover has a figure in relief showing Red as the Indian Prince Rama posed in the Hatha Yoga position, "The Tree," or as a reptile crawling on its belly, depending on the viewer's point of perspective."
My elusive Cockney family by Angela Lorenz( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cockney rhyming slang has been around in East London and beyond from Victorian times. Whether or not it served as secret speech to confuse outsiders may never be known. That it displays a playful love of language is certain. New terms, often connected to celebrities, may be found in online dictionaries
Maxims by the yard : some in meter by Angela Lorenz( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

36 original maxims written by Angela Lorenz; one for each centimeter in a meter
Red empire by Angela Lorenz( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Librex solaris by Angela Lorenz( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wax promises by Angela Lorenz( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life, life, eternal life : Uncle Wiggily meets The pilgrim's progress by Angela Lorenz( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ornamental deciduous tree : scratch'n'sniff not included by Angela Lorenz( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorious secret : entertaining notions of elite ideals for women, 300 A.D. by Angela Lorenz( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artificial hills : 12 real photographs 12 by Angela Lorenz( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paper plates : she's a dish by Angela Lorenz( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The fettered lettered] by Angela Lorenz( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The piece represents writers who authored works in jail, or other places of confinement such as mental institutions or in exile ... Apart from exile, on the far left, and mental institution, on the far right, I grouped the writers into four categories [political, economic, sexual, and religious] as to why they encountered problems with the authorities ... The edition size of 17 refers to the 1953 Billy Wilder movie Stalag 17, based on a play written by Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski, who were POW's in Stalag 17B in Austria."--Artist's website
Hue sample : a random selection of deceased caucasian males, roughly formatted in clerihews by Angela Lorenz( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Angela Lorenz

Angela Lorenz 9/1965 - present; American; Book Artist, Book Binder, Mixed Media Artist, Printmaker

Angela Lorenz graficus

Lorenz, A. S.

Lorenz, A. S. (Angela Stone)

Lorenz, Angela Stone

Lorenz, Angela Stone 1965-

Stone Lorenz, Angela 1965-

English (100)

Italian (1)