Robert Jacks. Robert Jacks: His Bloomsday Book. Melbourne: Macmillan Art Publishing; Lyre Bird Press, 2004. Deluxe limited edition 18/100. Folio, unpaginated, illustrated throughout, with original signed serigraph bound in. Black cloth binding with embossed lyrebird on top board together with original paper design by the artist, lettering on spine in argent. Housed in a red and black clamshell box.
“A DAYFULL OF COLLAGES BY ROBERT JACKS A ‘JOYCEPOEM’ BY PETER STEELE AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTIST BY PATRICK McCAUGHEY A COMMENT ON ‘THE DEAD’ BY PATRICK HUTCHINGS A MEMORY OF DUBLIN BY TATE ADAMS COMMENTS ON THE END BY FRANCES DEVLIN-GLASS ANOTHER ODYSSEY BY PETER HEREL JOYCE-JACKS TEXT BY JENNY ZIMMER AND SOME ‘SUNNYWINKING’ WORDS FROM THE FIRST EDITION OF ‘ULYSSES’ BY JAMES JOYCE – ALL IN CELEBRATION OF THE CENTENARY OF ‘BLOOMSDAY’, 16TH JUNE, 2004.
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Drawing inspiration from Joyce’s rich colour symbolism Jacks’s collages echo the transition of morning into night found in Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’. The book weaves poetry, commentary and memory together with Jacks’s ‘radically pared back visual stimuli’.
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