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Plastic
by Angela Lorenz
 
Edition of 20 copies
6" x 8" closed
Providence, RI 1986

This non-biodegradable book comes in a plastic bag. The copy-written text unfolds in sequence as the layers of Styrofoam are opened. It is something you might have had for lunch, something street people might come across in their travels or something that might wash up on the shore. You can throw it away but it never entirely disappears.

Styrofoam forms, plastic utensils, presstype

 

   
TEXT
   


Plastic Born In America Of Petroleum Parents
Doomed To Serve Us Instantly After Which
We Cater To It A Lifetime

 

Nicknames & Misnomers
Text
Explanation of Text:
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Bibliography
Genesis
Process
Mistakes, Red Herrings, False Starts
Discussion of Materials
Problems, Challenges (ed. note: or why this book is such a bargain)
Artifacts, Components, Remnants of the Project
(catalog of what exists at end of project)
Typography
Textiles, Related Information (book sources)
Architecture (book sources)
Unusual Materials
Book Stories
"Jokes of the Angels"
Public Collection Location
Exhibition Support Material
Blurb
Dedication