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The Waste Maker: 1926 - 1961

Images/graphics: Bern Porter
Categories: Bookwork / Image-graphic Books, Multiples, Offset Books, Verbo-visual Books

Reference no.:NL/Por.B/72.00 Place/Shelf:3GL

Book title: The Waste Maker: 1926 - 1961
Published by: Abyss Publications
Year made: 1972
Place made: USA
Original: Yes
Dimensions: 140 x 212
Binder: commercial binding
Physical description: soft cover, 'perfect' binding
Medium: text and image collage
Further information:
"Bern Porter is a 20th century Walt Whitman, a sometime printer and publisher, a long-time servant of both U.S. letters and his own very American muse. 'The Wastemaker' represents as assiduous discovery of America writ large in the smallest 'found' details, as Porter collects native waste into artlessly designed pages, not only reflecting his own love and bitterness, but exposing cultural insights and perspectives that are indigenously true. As haste makes waste, so patient composition, by contrast, makes art of waste; and this book does 'junk art' before anyone could conceive of art, or even insight, in garbage." Richard Kostelanetz

Images/graphics: Bern Porter

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