Limited Edition Artist Books
Anne Gilman Limited Edition Artist Books Limited-edition accordion-fold artist book: digital prints on Arches Cover Stock with hand additions.
Invisible protector. Transparent image
this place / this hour
2019
Limited-edition accordion-fold artist book: digital prints on Arches Cover Stock with hand additions.
6 ⅝ x 9 x ¾ inches closed, size variable when opened

I was invited to do a project commemorating the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth. My research resulted in a 27-foot scroll and this limited-edition artist book printed on Arches Cover Stock with hand additions. In both projects Walt Whitman’s words, process and internal struggles are intertwined with my own.

The text extracted from my work was written extemporaneously in the process of drawing the scroll. The text quoted from Walt Whitman’s work has been excerpted in sections and presented out of its original context.

This view shows the cover of the book slightly opened. The next two images show open views of the book.

Anne Gilman Limited Edition Artist Books Limited-edition accordion-fold artist book: digital prints on Arches Cover Stock with hand additions.
Invisible protector. Transparent image
this place / this hour
2019
Limited-edition accordion-fold artist book: digital prints on Arches Cover Stock with hand additions.
6 ⅝ x 9 x ¾ inches closed, size variable when opened

This image shows a view of the book partially open. Please click on arrow to see an additional view of the book.
Anne Gilman Limited Edition Artist Books Limited-edition accordion-fold artist book: digital prints on Arches Cover Stock with hand additions.
Invisible protector. Transparent image
this place / this hour
2019
Limited-edition accordion-fold artist book: digital prints on Arches Cover Stock with hand additions.
6 ⅝ x 9 x ¾ inches closed, size variable when opened

This view shows the book partially open as an accordion.
Anne Gilman Limited Edition Artist Books mixed media digital accordion book with hand coloring, printed on Arches cover stock, edition of 10
Invisible protector. Transparent image
Nishtdugadacht
2003
mixed media digital accordion book with hand coloring, printed on Arches cover stock, edition of 10
9" x 6" x 1"

The text page of the book is a series of translations of the title, a Yiddish word used by my grandmother throughout my childhood as an incantation to ward off harm.
Anne Gilman Limited Edition Artist Books mixed media digital accordion book with hand coloring, printed on Arches cover stock, edition of 10
Invisible protector. Transparent image
Nishtdugadacht
2003
mixed media digital accordion book with hand coloring, printed on Arches cover stock, edition of 10
9" x 6" x 1"

This is a slightly different view of the preceding image of Nishtdugadacht.
Anne Gilman Limited Edition Artist Books mixed media digital accordion book with hand coloring, printed on Arches cover stock, edition of 10
Invisible protector. Transparent image
Contra el mal de ojo
2002
mixed media digital accordion book with hand coloring, printed on Arches cover stock, edition of 10
9" x 6" x 1" closed (view of cover)

Contra el mal de ojo was made for an exhibition I had in Havana. The title means “against the evil eye.” The text page of the book contains a series of warnings from my grandmother not to tempt the evil eye.
Anne Gilman Limited Edition Artist Books mixed media digital accordion book with hand coloring, printed on Arches cover stock, edition of 10
Invisible protector. Transparent image
Contra el mal de ojo
2002
mixed media digital accordion book with hand coloring, printed on Arches cover stock, edition of 10
open view

Contra el mal de ojo was made for an exhibition I had in Havana. The title means “against the evil eye.” The text page of the book contains a series of warnings from my grandmother not to tempt the evil eye.
Anne Gilman Limited Edition Artist Books mixed media digital accordion book printed on Arches cover stock, edition of 10
Invisible protector. Transparent image
Don't Lose Heart
2001
mixed media digital accordion book printed on Arches cover stock, edition of 10
9" x 6" x 1"

Don’t Lose Heart contains a play on expressions we use with the word "heart". Below is the text that appears at the end of the book:


You can have a change of heart, a heart of gold, a heavy heart, a heart to heart.


You can eat one’s heart out, lose heart, have a heart, take heart.


In my heart of hearts, with a heavy heart, cross my heart, from the bottom of my heart, Don’t lose heart.

Anne Gilman Limited Edition Artist Books mixed media digital accordion book printed on Arches cover stock, edition of 10
Invisible protector. Transparent image
Don't Lose Heart
2001
mixed media digital accordion book printed on Arches cover stock, edition of 10
9" x 6" x 1"

This is a partially open view of Don't Lose Heart
Anne Gilman Limited Edition Artist Books published by Ediciones Vigía, Matanzas,Cuba, in and editon of 200
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Bordes deshilachados/Frayed Edges
2001
published by Ediciones Vigía, Matanzas,Cuba, in and editon of 200
11 x 8.75" closed (front and back covers)

Bordes deshilachadas is a bilingual version of my one-of-a-kind artist book, Frayed Edges. It was published by Ediciones Vigía in Matanzas, Cuba in 2001 and contains original text based on the ending of a 20-year marriage and art in collaboration with Ediciones Vigía, translated by David Unger.