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Alice Austin
Alicia Bailey
Cathy DeForest
Claire Eileen Owen
Denise Carbone
Elizabeth Curren
Emily Martin
Hedi Kyle
Jon Sweitzer-Lamme
Kristin Balmer
Lesley Mitchell
Meg Kennedy
Mindy Trost
Tara O'Brien
Thomas Parker Williams
Todd Pattison
Valeria Kremser


Alice Austin

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Venice Studio View

12½ x 7½ x 3

etching and linoleum cuts

ed 6 © 2012


Venice Studio View is a tunnel book inspired by the feel of Venice, a city built on water, full of narrow canals and tight spaces. The light play on buildings and water is evoked by using etchings, one for the background, and one cut to make two other layers. Linoleum prints, based on the pattern of an iron window grill, make the front and sides. The tunnel book is housed in a blue paste paper covered box with a magnetic closure.

Alice Austin is a printmaker and book artist. She is a lecturer at the University of the Arts, teaching book structures, and also works as a book conservator at the Library Company of Philadelphia, a rare book library founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin. Her works are held in private, public and special collections worldwide.