[ Claremont, California ]: Scripps College Press, 2013. Out of an edition of 105 copies, this is number 44. The verso of one leaf contains Kitty Maryatt's and the students' ink signatures. Printed letterpress. The drawings were done by hand with a thin .038 Umbral Signo pen. The color was hand-produced by pochoir, using a variety of sponges asnd Colorbox pigment pads. Fine. Paper boards in a coptic binding, sewn with red thread. Octavo. Unpaginated. Item #17004
According to Kitty Maryatt's introduction, the class looked at how paper was an agent for change, by researching various papermaking methods as paper moved from its beginnings in China to the rest of the world. By making paper themselves, the students developed a new understanding of the complexities: gathering the pulp, figuring out how to fibrillate it, experimenting with several kinds of moulds, and even hand-beating the pulp with rubber hammers. In this way, students' attitudes about paper in general, and about the paper that would be used for the book, were changed. As a result, they decided to develop the theme of paper and ideas for this semester-long book project. Snippets of the students' own handmade paper are presented on the paper that wraps their sections.