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CATALOG NO. B85-2017
Reason Belief Truth

Size closed, 9" each side 2" deep
Paper - Stonehenge White.
Binding - French split goat skin
laser-cut binder's boards
Wood onlays - laser cut, painted with ink and watercolor
Letterpress printing – hand-set type, polymer plates
Marbled paper - Alberto Valese, Venice, 4 different papers
Laser cutting - FreeFall Laser, Edition of 12

Click on the images for an enlarged view of the work and more information.

See also Reason Belief Truth Unique Artist Book

Permanent Collection
Copy No. 1 - The Walker Library of The History of Human Imagination

Reason Belief Truth will be part of the Guild of Book Workers traveling exhibition "Formation" in 2018 and 2019

Reason Belief Truth was designed, illustrated, printed and bound by Thomas Parker Williams.
Text was letterpress printed and hand set by Mary Agnes Williams
Concept by Thomas Parker Williams and Mary Agnes Williams.

Book closed

Reason Belief Truth is a book of philosophical investigations begun with three statements:

The truth can be found by…
The truth can not be found by….
The truth can only be found by…

These statements are illustrated on three flaps inside the cover which opens to reveal 21 double-sided cards with terms that may be used to complete the investigations or initiate further debate.

On the rear of each statement is another statement:

Reason is the search for evidence to support a proposition
Belief is the reliance on a personal conviction
Truth is found only if what is found is true

The terms on the 21 double-sided cards are as follows:

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card-scientific

scientific/mystical
logical/theological
experimental/theoretical
deductive/intuitive
mathematical/hypothetical
destructive/constructive
ethical/corrupt
dominating/subservient
deceiving/trustworthy
selfish/altruistic
radical/conservative
invisible/unmistakable
social/hermetical
seeking/myopic
rapture/indifference
self denial/indulgence
miracles/matter
order/chaos
salvation/damnation
wisdom/ignorance
leadership/anarchy

Book fully open

some of the 21 double sided cards

Laser cut letters detail

rbt-all-of-the-cards

Book with reason flap open

Book with reason flap open

Book with reason flap open