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PRINTED BOOKS
Author Lyssiotis, Peter.

Title A Gardener at midnight : travels in the Holy Land ; from drawings made on the spot by Yabez Al-Kitab / [Peter Lyssiotis].

Published Melbourne : Masterthief, 2004.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail SpC/ARTBOOK ef  702.81 LYSS    NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Bail SpC/ARTBOOK ef  702.81 LYSS  Folder    MISSING
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 1 volume (various pagings), 51 unnumbered plates : colour illustrations ; 52 cm
Notes "The text, Stones for Al-Kitab is by Brian Castro"--Insert.
"First edition is limited to 10 signed copies"--Colophon.
Accompanied by 2 extra prints in a folder.
Printed on Magnani Velata Avorio. Sections were hand sewn with linen on five tape supports in a cross pattern French style. Endpapers are Magnani Vergalla. End bands have been sewn in red and gold silk. The lettering and tooling finished in 23 carat gold. The book has been quarter bound in Chieftan goatskin with raised bands and buckram sides by Nick Doslov and typeset in Bembo 26 point by David Pidgeon.
Source of the work is David Robert's The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia.
Extra prints: Convent of Saint Catherine, Mount Sanai -- Mount Musa,The Wells of Moses, Wilderness of Tyn.
Horsburgh, Susan. The Australian, 27 Dec. 2005, Rich pickings from Iraqi history.
Summary An artist's book examining the colonising history of Iraq, the futility of war, religious intolerance and that no one learns from history. Through two narratives, one set in the present and second war in Iraq is written by Lyssiotis - and the second set in the 19th century and the same region is written by a fictional boy Yabez Al-Kitab, i.e. Brian Castro. The images of the region are scratched to look a century old, reminding readers of the past and ruins.
Local note SpC/AX copy is no. 2.
Other author Castro, Brian.
Roberts, David, 1796-1864. Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia.
Subject Artists' books -- Australia -- Victoria.
Photography, Artistic.
Iraq War, 2003-2011.
Iraq in art.
Iraq -- In literature.
Local author Masterthief Enterprises. Publisher.
Local author Lyssiotis, Peter Signer.
Doslov, Nick. Binder.

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