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A hundred years of LEX FLEX

Description: "Laxson's book provides a timeline of the technological innovation that propelled language to new extremes of inventiveness in the twentieth century as well as considering what was being lost. Recounts the first third of the century in a typewritten account of large historical events counterpointed by site-specific tales from the rural South. The middle segment of the book, printed from handset type, recounts the transformation of American life in the war years and after, leading to the digital revolution that is captured in the final, computer-assisted segment."--Vamp &ampTramp Booksellers website (accessed June 27, 2018)."Hard bound, with a silver stamped cover, A Hundred Years of : LEX FLEX is offset printed on Mohawk Vellum. This handsome volume considers the language of the last century, and the ways in which it changed and modified itself to adapt to the kaleidoscopic and tumultuous events of the times. The book begins with the innocent and elegant period up to the 1930’s. Part Two moves through the mid-century wars, the battles for civil and human rights, and the cults of personalities. Part Three, sub-titled “cyber self and Ether/Other”takes on the digital age, in Laxson’s inimitable style."--Printed Matter, Inc. website (accessed June 27, 2018)/
Origin: 2003
Created By: Laxson, Ruth
Publisher: Atlanta, Ga. : Nexus Press, 2003.
Collection: Herron Library Fine Press and Book Arts Collection
Copyright: In Copyright
Subjects: Laxson, Ruth.
Artists' books--Specimens.
Collage, American.
Mohawk Vellum paper, gray paper- covered boards

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