Books As
Aesthetic Objects
A unique collection of contemporary
rare books The core of the original
gift to FAU in 1998

Lame Duck: A Discourse on Language

 By Marshall Sanders
1978

artist book; lame duck: a discourse on language; marshall sanders; 1978(Click to view larger image)

Lame Duck by Marshall Sanders is a spiral bound self-published book of of black and white photographic images. The book came to us as part of a gift of artists' books from Timothy Eaton. Eaton collected many early artists' books in California during the 1960's and 70's when the modern artists' book movement was in its youth. Many early artists' books were produced by any means available and were sometimes produced in fairly large offset editions or crude mimographed (then later photocopied) editions. The book we have was produced in a small edition on photographic paper in 1978 and then later was printed in a larger offset edition by Grafix Artist Press in Van Nuys, California.