Ordinary Curtains is a complex collection of several stories, each of which has its own characters, distinct reading approach, and singular, found visual material. A central design element of Ordinary Curtains is the tromp l’oeil representation of different types of everyday papers—newsprint, legal pad, graph paper, etc.—to denote different sections of the book. This richly layered effect of paper printed on paper can be seen as a philosophical schema that illustrates the book’s connective themes of absence, distance, separation, and confusion.



full color, hardcover,
214 pages, 8.75" x 6"
PBB00306, ISBN: 0-9767490-2-5

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