Chuck Close

Scribble Book: Self Portrait



ISBN: 9783865214928 Category:


Chuck Close immediately liked the idea of a book without words. As a child, his severe dyslexia stood in the way of reading, making images all the more important. To this day, he remembers a visual encyclopedia from his early years and the feeling of being overtaken by the intensity of its pictures. The idea was also compatible with Close’s ongoing interest in revealing the process of his work, which he accomplishes largely through visual presentation, using very few words, if any. Scribble Book: Self Portrait is a self-portrait that emerges step-by-step out of the printing process, one plate and one color at a time. The viewer follows a series of 9 individual plate proofs along with a corresponding series of 9 progressive proofs. By comparing the plate proofs against the progressive proofs, the viewer may ascertain not only the effect as one color is added to another to create the final 9-color etching, but also the compositional decisions and careful modifications made by Close at each stage of the project.

Additional information

Weight 1568 g
Dimensions 35.8 x 29.5 cm
Publisher name Steidl
Publication date 1 March 2014
Number of pages 24
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Nina Holland
Dimensions 35.8 x 29.5 cm
Weight 1568 g


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