City video with edited music
Specifications Edition of 10
Book - 5.25" x 10" closed, accordion opens to 5" x 100." Hand printed on Stonehenge white and black
Illustrations - ten accordion panels, front and back covers, and end papers printed from reduction linocut plates.
Ink - dry pigments and burnt plate oil. 60 total color changes.
Music composition "City" in 4 parts, composed, performed, and recorded by Thomas Parker Williams
Part 1, the first part of part 2, and part 4 recorded in 2002, the rest of part 2 and part 3 recorded in 2019
Thomas Parker Williams – Concept, design, illustrations, text, printing, binding, music
University of Wisconsin Madison, Kohler Art Library, Special Collections
UC Berkeley, Environmental Design Library Special Collections
MIT Libraries Art & Architecture Collection
Private collection - The Neale M. Albert Collection
City by Thomas Parker Williams is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
City was conceived in 2002 as a musical journey through Manhattan. However, the music and the design of the book were not successfully completed then. I re-visited the music and book in 2019 and completed the project at that time.