Exquisite House [Artist Book].
Ithaca, NY: Physical Language Laboratory Seven, 1998. Limited Edition. Original Wraps. "Leda Black, originally from New Mexico, moved to the DC area from Upstate New York in 2010. She studied philosophy as an undergraduate and was trained in the book arts in graduate school. She operated a letterpress printing and graphic design studio after graduation and has since worked as a print and web designer. She has been working with computer graphics and photographic imagery since the 1980's. Since 2014 she has been producing digital original prints and has lately been working with collage and assemblage.
Black makes art to highlight and mediate the distractions and conflicts that arise from the limitations of human perception and understanding. Human minds and societies new to create differences in order to organize and structure experience - to create meaning - but these difference are subject to mental and physical limitations and are open to perversion by the exigencies of power and the forces of history. In much of her work she tires to attract attention to the particular thing outside of mental expectations and categories. Black has been creating a multi-faceted series of objects and writings called the "Female Power Project" since late 2015. Since the beginning of 2017 she has been making protest graphics." [artist website]. Near Fine in Wraps. Minor shelf/edge wear to wrapper, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Lilac printed wrappers, cut-paper flap closure, shaped paper textblock(s) (house-shaped) each in 4 printed leaves, double gate folded. 12mo. Illus. Numbered limited edition, this being 47 of 100. Item #10931