|Subtitle||Dance Steps for the Beleaguered|
|Artist / Creator||Sarah M. Smith|
|Press Name||Olfactory Press|
|Place of Publication||Lebanon NH|
|Process / Technique||Letterpress, polymer plates from pen and ink drawings|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion with case bound cover|
|Paper Stock||Somerset Book Wove|
|Number of Pages||10 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||9.25 x 12.25 x .5 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 36|
|Box / Wrapper||Cardstock slip case|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
Minutes: Dance Steps for the Beleaguered depicts life in a meeting. Inspiration for the book came from co-workers, co-commuters, family and other co-captives. The text was heavily influenced by How to Know Fresh-Water Algae by G.W. Prescott, The Biggle Farm Library, The Shepherd’s Manual by Henry Stewart, The Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, the on-line journal Applied Animal Behavior Science and many other insightful texts. This is a letterpress printed accordion book in an edition of 36, made during a residency at Asheville Bookworks.
Artist BioSarah Smith produces books and broadsides in the realm of nonsense and absurdity. She is currently the coordinator of the Book Arts Workshop at Dartmouth College, in Hanover NH. Sarah has been teaching letterpress printing, bookbinding, printmaking, and graphic design since 1995. She taught at Maryland Institute College of Art, Massachusetts College of Art, Endicott College, Simmons College and most recently at Montserrat College of Art, where she helped create a letterpress printing studio and BFA concentration in Book Arts. | While teaching, Sarah worked for 17 years as a book conservator at the Northeast Document Conservation Center, in Andover MA and the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia, PA. She received her MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. | Her work can be found in collections and with booksellers such as Moma Artist Book Collection; Vamp and Tramp Booksellers; Printed Matter; The Banff Centre; The Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin; The Art Museums at Harvard University; The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley; Clapp Library, Wellesley College; J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah and others.