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Past Present DC

Artist creator: Tia Blassingame
Categories: Bookwork / Letterpress Books, Small Press Books, Unbound Works

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Reference no.:L/Bla.T/12.00 Place/Shelf:1BR

Book title: Past Present DC
Published by: Primrose Press
Year made: 2012
Place made: USA
Original: Yes
(No. in Edition)
Dimensions: 200 x 395
Binder: bound by T Blassingame
Physical description: loose folios in a wrap cover
Medium: maps, graphics, text
Collaborations: Pyramid Atlanta
Further information:
"Surveying historical segregation in the District of Columbia, Past Present: DC posits the idea that we are as segregated today as yesterday. We are separated by the same fears, hat, ignorance, and silence. As the nation's capital and as an American city, D.C. is layered with sites of humiliation, trauma, and racial violence that do not need to be within the city's physical borders to become part of the urban grid and psyche. Conveyors of information, outrage, and sentiment within African American communities across the nation." Tia Blassingame (from the colophon)
The book was produced in an edition of 3 copies. The copy in the collection is an artist's proof.
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Artist creator: Tia Blassingame

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