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artists books:

The Bunnies
Knew Better

She's Fallen
Down Dead

The Child With
A Bent Spine

The Four Chairs

The House of the
Man That Died

Rat Poison

Victoria In
The Woods

The Family Name

Deadlines

Angst

Hideous Bliss

Danse Macabre

Dog That Bit Son

The Favorite
Pastimes of
Rotten Children

Old Perverts and
Small Animals

Death Made Simple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The House of the Man That Died

The House of The Man That Died is a tragic variation on the classic children's book, The House That Jack Built. The house sets a Victorian backdrop revealing how a home can both nurture and destroy the lives of its inhabitants by its very existence. The story tells of the beauty and innocence of life as it is portrayed through, “the daughter in the photo on the wall.” The opposing side, the cruelty of life and the inevitability of death is portrayed through the “rats in the attic”. This dualism between the light and dark sides of life is further explored though the juxtaposition of the text’s nonsensical format against the sadness it unfolds.

House of Both

LEFT: Collaborative Edition of 10 – Handmade Book: Written and illustrated by Eileen Arnow-Levine. Handmade by David Keyes. Signed and numbered by both Eileen Arnow-Levine and David Keyes. – 2000, Full color digital printing and offset lithography, silver ink, Japanese paper, ribbed black and tan paper, black vellum bristol 80lb cover, Cottonwood 60lb. text, binding board, linen tapes, mesh, PVA glue, thread-hand stitched. 5.25” wide x 7.25” high x .125” deep , 28 pages – $70.00

RIGHT: Edition of 300 – Chapbook – 2000, staple saddle stitched, offset lithography, silver ink, purple ink, black vellum bristol 80lb cover, Cottonwood 60lb. text, 5” wide x 7” high x .125" deep, 20 pages – $6.00