|Le Monde Comme Il Va
|Vision de Babouc Ecrite par Lui-Meme. With an English Translation by James Stephens
|Artist / Creator
|Place of Publication
|Process / Technique
|Press Intermezzo is located in Austin, Texas
|Structure / Binding
|Tight back laced in boards, full leather binding with inlay and blind tooling artwork. Hand sewn headbands.
|Medium / Materials
|Inlay artwork on covers with blind tooling
|5.25 x .75 x 7.5 inches
|Signed & Numbered
Voltaire's short story about Babouc's diplomacy adventure was printed by Press Intermezzo and offered in sheets. Although this little story is not as popular as Voltaire's other works, its satire may be even more ironic (if that's possible!). Babouc is assigned a spying mission but comes back with a much more worldly view of human nature. I selected the red buffalo because of the grain of the leather--the world seemed to be moving through this universe. The inlaid earth is travelling as it will and we humans just must go along.
Artist BioJodee has been interested in books, collecting books and making books for decades. She has undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Philosophy and a graduate degree in library science and a BFA in Painting. She has studied at the American Academy of Bookbinding with Don Glaister. Jodee is currently the Head of Special Collections at the Seattle Public Library.