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The House of The Man That Died, Collaborative Handmade Edition of 10

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Handmade Book: Written and illustrated by Eileen Arnow-Levine. Handmade by David Keyes. Signed and numbered by both Eileen Arnow-Levine and David Keyes. – 2000, 5.25" wide x 7.25" high x .125" deep, 28 pages

The House of The Man That Died is a tragic variation on the classic children's book, The House That Jack Built. The house sets a Victorian backdrop revealing how a home can both nurture and destroy the lives of its inhabitants by its very existence. The story tells of the beauty and innocence of life as it is portrayed through, “the daughter in the photo on the wall.” The opposing side, the cruelty of life and the inevitability of death is portrayed through the “rats in the attic”. This dualism between the light and dark sides of life is further explored though the juxtaposition of the text’s nonsensical format against the sadness it unfolds.


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The House of The Man That Died, Collaborative Handmade Edition of 10

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Full color digital printing, offset lithography, silver ink, Japanese paper, ribbed black and tan paper, Cottonwood 60 lb text, black vellum bristol 80 lb cover, binding board, linen tapes, mesh, PVA glue, thread
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