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America's Mission: The Art Show / Stetser, Carol., 2000

Identifier: CC-34538-36237

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Scope and Contents

The largest book consists of dictionary pages over which is printed, "Anatole France suggested that the dictionary is the universe in alphabetical order. But life does not come in alphabetical order." The smaller three books consist of photocopied colored prints made from found printed text and images collages. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 2000



0 See container summary (1 soft cover book (string spine) + 2 pages (handmade paper) + 3 soft cover books (string spine) + pages (papercard, photocopied colored, perforated) (135 pages) in artist box (cardboard corrugated, label)) ; 21.7 x 14.2 cm (book) + 4.5 x 21.8 x 1.8 cm (papercard book) + 14.8 x 26 x 3.8 cm (box)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

shelf near box

Custodial History

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


Published: Sedona, Arizona : Carol Stetser. Signed by: Carol [Stetser] (b.c.- inside front cover). Inscription: To Ruth & Marvin with thanks for supporting visual poetry. Nationality of creator: American. General: Added by: RED; updated by: RED.

Repository Details

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

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