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CATALOG NO. B90-2018
Vessel of Secrets - Universal Principles - 12 drawings

6 x 10.75 x .75 closed
Thomas Parker Williams – Concept, design, images (gravures from original drawings), binding (copper sheet with patina and letterpress image), printing
Mary Agnes Williams – Hand-set text, printing

Paper by Twinrocker: DaVinci and Mowhawk Via for interleaving and endpapers
Edition of 10

Vessel of Secrets Book Closed

Vessel of Secrets - Universal Principles - 12 Drawings, Book Closed

See also Vessel of Secrets Artist Book Edition

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This work features twelve principles, or secrets, that are personal observations inspired by “The Nature of Things” written c.50 BC by the Roman philosopher and poet Lucretius. Each of the twelve secrets is represented by a gravure from an original drawing. The principles deal with the physical sciences, biology, and philosophy. The cover image is a dodecahedron, a twelve-sided perfect solid, which represented the universe in the ancient world. In 2015, I made a three-dimensional book, also titled “Vessel of Secrets,” in the shape of a dodecahedron.

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