Specifications Edition of 12
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
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.
Permanent Collection -
The Walker Library of The History of Human Imagination
Reason Belief Truth was part of the Guild of Book Workers traveling exhibition "Formation" in 2018 and 2019
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…
Book fully open
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
Book closed front and back views
All of the cards and card borders, all of the terms below