On the Impact of Expectations. Researched and Compiled by S. Boyer et al.
[ Claremont, California: ]: Scripps College Press, 2001. One of seventy copies. This is the thirtieth collaborative book project directed by Kitty Maryatt for the book arts classes at the Scripps College Press. The student collaborators were Gretchen Lindsay, Catherine Templeton, Jillian Wallis, Candice Cetrone, Shannon Kelly, and Sarah Boyer. Signed on the colophon by the students and Maryatt. The booklets are variously illustrated with colorful linoleum cuts, pochoir, and polychrome prints. plus creative typography in black and in color. Each booklet was designed by a different student in the class, and each one features a unique binding and personal touches by the students, including a variety of decorative papers. One folder contains a sachet of color-printed paper tiles that create an illustration when put together.The manila paper folders are arranged to resemble a filing cabinet. Letterpress printed with handset type on Rives BFK and Rives Heavyweight. A fine copy. Booklets and folders housed in a pearlescent acrylic box. Seven booklets (approx. 5” x 5”), each enclosed in a folder (5 ” x 5 ”). Item #17256
In the abstract, Maryatt writes, “This is the thirtieth book in fifteen years from the Scripps College Press. Over that time, I have observed that students often write overly predictable first rough drafts. As a result, the specific focus of this book is unpredictability or surprise. These stories became experiments in challenging the reader’s expectations. The resulting varied page configurations serve to reveal the structure of each story.”.