RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure that is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.

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Susan Viguers

Susan Viguers has a PhD in English, has published extensively—scholarship, creative non-fiction, and poetry—and for years taught literature and writing at the University of the Arts. Beginning in 1993 she studied printmaking and bookbinding with faculty at the university and made books. They have been exhibited in numerous group and solo shows and are included in Special Collections at over 50 institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

 

Her most recent award was a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Artist Residency. She was the Director of the university’s MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Program for nine years; presently she is a Professor Emerita.

 

Glimpses into Germany and Japan (1936/1937): Letters from Two Young Americans

Germany, Japan, 1930s, artist book, Susan Viguers, zine, letters
Germany, Japan, 1930s, artist book, Susan Viguers, zine, letters
Germany, Japan, 1930s, artist book, Susan Viguers, zine, letters

 

This book is an eerie glimpse (in its present day echo) into Germany and Japan, excerpted from letters written in 1936/1937. The letters were to my grandparents from my parents, who met in China while each was teaching there and whose honeymoon was traveling back to the States through Europe. 

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