Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Michael Winkler
    born 1952
    born: Lima, Ohio, United States
  • Ligns, 2006
  • Where object was made: United States
  • inkjet printing, laser printing, rubber stamping, ink
  • Paper Type: cover: brown stock
    leaves: wove in bl
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 216 x 280 x 4 mm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 1/2 x 11 x 3/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0006
Label Text

Horizontally-oriented book bound with staples, contains spelled forms made up of lines connecting points on circular arrangements made up of the 26 letters of the alphabet. Each of these represents a word, and such ideograms are printed, four registers per page, to make up the take of the book. Pages at the back of the book contain only linear forms created using this code, but no alphabetic circles.