Case 3: Shapes and colors

Italo Calvino: six cities, books & memos.
Santa Cruz, Calif.: JoKa Press, 2015.
Friends of Special Collections
One of an edition of 6.
“Each of the edition of six was built using 303 pieces of material: 55 pieces of binder board and 38 pieces of Italian bookcloth lasercut at Techshop San Jose, 180 pieces of handcut paper,  6 cherrywood triangles, 6 bridge pins made by Petros Guitar Shop, 6 pieces of satin ribbon, and 12 magnets. The maps of cities where Calvino lived are vintage Baedeker reproductions. Other papers used include soft white Mohawk Superfine, thin Tomoe River, and decorative papers from Flax, Hollanders, Talas, and more.
The content of the six books is based on three sets of sixes related to Calvino’s life: the six essay topics for Harvard, six of the cities in which he lived over the course of his life, and six of his book titles. Each of the six books uses one topic from each category.”--colophon.

Red shoe reader, by Gaza Bowen.
Santa Cruz, Calif.: G. Bowen, 1992.
Z239.B69 1992
Consists of texts and images from a variety of periods and cultures, dealing with female feet and footwear. Artist's book stands upright, supported by  red high-heeled shoe "book-ends" attached to covers. Accordion structure, printed on double leaves.
Library’s copy is number 3 of an edition of 25.

The physiology of taste, or, Meditations on transcendental gastronomy = Physiologie du goût, ou, Méditations de gastronomie transcendante, by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin; translated from the French by M.F.K. Fisher; with drawings and color lithographs by Wayne Thiebaud.
San Francisco, Calif.: Arion Press, 1994.
Z239 .A75 1994b
Friends of the UCSC Library
Designed by Andrew Hoyem and letterpress printed under his supervision at Arion Press.
Library's copy is letter Q of an edition of 226.

Slices, by Emily Martin.
Iowa City, Iowa: Naughty Dog Press, 2004.
N7433.4.M377 S5 2004
Carlos A. Sandoval Memorial Book Arts Endowment
Collection of aphorisms by the author on the occasion of her 50th birthday.
"A letterpress printed carousel book constructed of Moriki paper and Thai striped paper. The text is positioned on top of each of the 12 slices; each segment of text contains 50 words [i.e. letters]. This book was produced in conjunction with the artist's 50th birthday. Hardcover wrapped in Thai striped paper with an imbedded magnetic strip to hold the cake in its full circle. Comes with a doily lined pink cardboard cake box."--Artist's website.
One of an edition of 50.

Cutting paper, by Claudia Cohen & Barbara Hodgson.
Vancouver, British Columbia: Heavenly Monkey Editions, 2012.
N7433.4.H69 C98 2013
Friends of Christine Bunting in her honor
Features dozens of cut-paper examples from around the world (i.e., silhouettes, collages, papel picado, canivet). An original photomontage by Barbara Hodgson is tipped in. Also contains a portfolio housing a cut-paper facsimile of Bruno Munari's Il Libro illeggibile (originally published in 1953 and recreated by Claudia for this book); an extensive portfolio of original jian-zhi and k'e-chih (Chinese scissor and knife cuts) and monkiri and kirigami (Japanese papercuts); and other original samples such as wycinanki (traditional cuts from Poland) and papel picado (chisel cuts made in tissue paper from Mexico)
This book was designed and set in Bauer Bodoni by Barbara Hodgson. David Clifford at Black Stone Press in Vancouver printed it on Rives BFK ... Claudia Cohen bound each copy in her Seattle studio. The cut-paper art comes from many sources. Pieces not labelled in the text are unidentified or were done by the authors.
Library's copy is number 8 of an edition of  36.