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SCHWIMMER, Sandra
SCHWIMMER, Sandra

SCHWIMMER, Sandra

Bookworks

[Goleta, CA]: Sandra Schwimmer, 1984-1988. A portfolio of materials by this California-based book artist, possibly constituting her entire opus—we have been unable to find records of works beyond these, and very little biographical information about the artist. Contents include three offset-printed artist's books, one exhibition catalog, a TLS, and additional materials as detailed below. All housed in a folded board sleeve covered in fine printed paper and with paper title label mounted to spine. All items very good or better. 

1. Seasonal Hazards : A Pocket handbook presenting scientific evaluations oriented toward thesq detection of skin discoloration caused by overexposure. [Goleta, CA]: Sandra Schwimmer, 1984. From an of 500 (per included artist's catalog sheet; unstated in publication itself). Saddle-stapled in pictorial wraps, 8-1/2 x 5-5/8 in. [24] pp. Illustrated throughout in black and white. "Complimentary copy" stamped in red on title page. Mild toning to wraps. Else fine. Described in included artist's catalog as a "pseudo scientific examination of light, vision, and life cycles which questions our dependence on our somewhat misleading sense of perception."

2. Tales From Nonfiction. [Goleta, CA]: Sandra Schwimmer, 1985. From an of 500 (per included artist's catalog sheet; unstated in publication itself). 15 black-and-white postcards combining found images and text, in a plain card portfolio, 6-1/2 x 5-1/4 in. Mild toning to portfolio. "Complimentary Copy" stamped in red on title card. Else fine. Described in included artist's catalog as a "playful but pointed piece concerning women's roles."

3. Some Stories of Sainthood and Propagation. Rosendale, NY: Women's Studio Workshop, 1984. From an of 500 (per included artist's catalog sheet; unstated in publication itself). Self-enclosed accordion-fold book on white card with thirteen total printed faces, 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 when folded closed. Eight pages with text only and five with both text and black-and-white illustrations. Described on the included artist's catalog sheet as an "ironical look at the spiritual awakening issued through religious doctrine."

4. Sandra Swimmer : Bookworks. Riverside, CA: Riverside Art Museum, 1987. Saddle-stapled in printed wraps, 8 x 8-1/2 in. [12] pp. Introduction by Judith A. Hoffberg. Illustrated in black and white. Light bump to top leading corner. Mild toning to wraps. Else fine. Exhibition catalog for a show at the Riverside Art Museum, September 19 - October 30, 1987. 

5. OFFSET BOOKWORKS. Three duplicate copies of a single-sheet artist's catalog advertising the three bookworks included in this grouping. 14 x 8-1/2 in., folded once horizontally. Fine save for a slight paperclip crease where included business card is attached.

6. [Business card]. 3-1/2 x 2 in. Printed in black on one side, with address and phone number stamped on rear. Slight scuffing and crease from paperclip, else fine. 

7. Curriculum Vitae. Two leaves, printed rectos only, stapled to top left corner.

8. TLS. Dated Febuary 16, 1988, in which Schwimmer presents the included materials to a bookseller who had written her a letter of interested. 

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