A Decisive Stage
By Laura Rowley
Aurora, New York: Wells College Book Arts Center, 2011.
Edition of 50.
8.875 x 12.375"; 22 pages. Printed using polymer plates by a Vandercook Universal One onto Mohawk Superfine paper (100 grams). Adobe Caslon Pro type. Illustrations created with pressure printing and monoprinting techniques from a plexiglass surface. Ingress paper-covered boards with rust bookcloth spine.
25 books will be contained in Clamshell boxes using bookcloth and Hahnemühle Ingres paper.
Rowley's senior thesis project at the Wells College Book Arts Center in Aurora, New York. The definitions are taken from the Oxford English Dictionary online.
Colophon: "A Decisive Stage is an interpretation of research from a variety of sources on the process and cycle of domestic violence. The words and chosen definitions describe the stage before, during, and after psychological and physical abuse. The changes in imagery represent the increasing severity of abuse within the home."