Julie Chen created “The Veil” in response to the widespread confusion and anxiety felt after 9/11.
“It’s supposed to echo the veil covering women’s faces — the burqa — in Afghanistan,” said Prasertwaitaya. “The text on the back is the U.N. preamble from 1945. It’s not just her reaction to 9/11, it’s also about the lack of transparency of government actions.”
These three artists’ books are by Julie Chen of Flying Fish Press and are held by Special Collections at Robert E. Kennedy Library, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
The books shown here are Panorama, World Without End, and A Guide to Higher Learning.
Special Collections at Robert E. Kennedy Library acquires and preserves letterpress, limited edition, first edition, and other fine printed books, primarily from book artists in California. Special Collections also collects books on printing, marbling, papermaking, binding, and other aspects of book arts.