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Bo Press, Riverside CA, 2011
2" x 1 1/2", 78 pages, 25 illustrations. The box is 2 1/4" x 1 7/8" x 5/8"

Book inside books inside a book inside a book-shaped box.. This has been called the Droste effect, after their recursive advertisements. The book inside this book-shaped box is a collection of jacket designs for book that only exist inside real books: The Necronomicon, The Whole Art of Detection, If On A Winter's Night A Traveler. Each is presented as if hidden inside a hollow book, for yet another layer of un-reality. The title, of course, is from Magritte's famous painting of not-a-pipe. Designed, printed and bound by Pat Sweet for the Bo Press. Signed by the artist.

Pat Sweet and the Bo Press make miniature illustrated books, maps, portfolios, journals and globes from 1/2" to 3". Subjects range from fans to werewolves to mathematics, but have common themes of curiosity, wonder, mystery, and delight. Member of the Miniature Book Society and IGMA.

This Is Not A Book - Bo Press Miniature Books


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  • Materials: paper, board
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