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Codex Espangliensis

Felicia  Rice

1998
Letterpress printed on Mexican bark paper, accordion binding in portfolio box
letterpress printing
accordion binding
9 x 11 1/2 x 1 in
edition of 50
text by Guillermo Gomes-Peņa
illustrated by Enrique Chagoya
published by Moving Parts Press, Santa Cruz

Codex grew to dominate my efforts at Moving Parts Press. The Press, which had been a public place with clients and students coming and going daily, became a private studio devoted to the development of a monumental work. The Codex shifted the emphasis of my book work from the literary to the sculptural, drawing upon models of the Mesoamerican codex, western European bookmaking and Japanese binding structures.

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