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After Babel / Alpha Beta / Reichek, Elaine; Borges J., 2004

Identifier: CC-43345-45405

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Scope and Contents

Elaine Reichek transposes classical paintings into embroidered works. She first scans the reproductions of the paintings and runs the scans through software that maps them as coded embroidery charts. Of primary interest in this small portfolio is "The Tower of Babel" embroidered on linen after a painting by Pieter Bruegel. Also featured are embroideries based on the works of Samuel Morse, painter and inventor of the telegraph and the Morse code. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 2004



0 See container summary (1 card set + 10 cards (offset) + sheet in envelope (translucent paper, offset)) ; cards 18 x 13 cm, in folder 14 x 21 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

card set box R

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: New York : Elaine Reichek. Nationality of creator: American. General: Added by: RUTH; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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