|Title||Lydia’s New Rules of Order|
|Artist / Creator||Stephanie Copoulos-Selle|
|Press Name||Citron Press|
|Place of Publication||Waukesha, WI|
|Number of Images||21|
|Structure / Binding||Altered book|
|Medium / Materials||Laser printed; pages from Robert’s Rules of Order|
|Paper Stock||Mulberry and decorative papers|
|Number of Pages||100|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5 x 3.5 x .5 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 50|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
The artist book features laser-printed illustrations on pages taken from an old copy of Robert’s Rules of Order. which are then re-assembled and bound with mulberry and decorative papers and a new cover to create an entirely new book. Lydia’s passionate style contrasts to Robert’s structured style. The illustrations are from ancient Greek vases. The book stresses the individual, creativity, and above all being human.
Artist BioStephanie Copoulos-Selle creates altered books by deconstructing and printing on existing books. She resurrects the old books into a new hybrid book form. Her books celebrate “every person,” grandparent, niece, and neighbor. The books view life in a fresh manner and speak new truths that resonate with the contemporary viewer/reader. They look at ordinary problems that women have faced in western society. The ordinary problems may seem trivial, but in reality, they impact largely on one’s life and interactions with other people. Stephanie Copoulos-Selle is a bookmaker, painter, and printmaker. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is a professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. She was a Grant Recipient of a Artist’s Book Residency at the Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY. Her works are in the collections of: Virginia Commonwealth University, Library Special Collections, Richmond, VA; Otis College Art and Design Library, Los Angeles, CA; Yale University, Yale Arts Library, New Haven, Connecticut; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Golda Meir Library, Special Collections, Quad Graphics, Sussex WI, and others.