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Avalanche Safety: Rocky Mountains and Chamonix Alps 1934 - 1937 Book One

by [Set in Motion Press] Casey Gardner

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Berkeley, California:: Set in Motion Press,, 2020.. Edition of 39. 7 x 14"; Accordion-bound folios with pamphlet-stitched interior booklets. Letterpress printed with photopolymer plates and carved linoleum. Digitally printed inserts. Paper, made of cottom and flax ,is Moulin due Gué. Other papers are Zerkall Book, German Etching, and Curious Metallic. Typefaces used are Cheltenham, Kabel, Gill Sans, Futura and Bodoni. Drawings by the artist. Animal wildlife is vintage line art. The "Atlas Biographic" folio features images from the Library of Congress: "1877 Geological and Geographical Atlas of Colorado" surveyed by F. V. Hayden and photograph of a 19th century silver mine on Aspen Moutain. Bound in Iris bookcloth at corners with letterpress printed papers over boards. Numbered. Set in Motion Press: "Set in the precarious time of the 1920s, living on the brink of human-triggered catastrophe, two young people explore their relationship with naure amid hidden and prevalent instabilities." Casey Gardner: "For over a decade I have worked on this book intermittenly. Avalanches have become an apt metaphor for our time and environmental challenges. What began as one book, will be three. "All characters are fictional, except Andre Roch, an intrepid and light-hearted Alphine and Himalayan mountaineer. Throughout his long life he was an insightful and influential avalanche safety expert. "The paper, made from cotton and fax, is Moulin due Gue. A Gue is the shallow section of a river safe for crossing. "All of the crystalline flakes in these pages fell in the early 20th century and were captured by the photographic microscope of W.A. Bentley." Illustration representations in the details of printing and story presentation: "Snowflakes - Each is a crystalline map formed by its unique path through the atmosphere. Delicate intricacies of nature scientificaally explained, yet infinitely enchanting. The continual metamorphosis of flakes influences the stability of the steep terrain. "Avalnches - Hidden layers and triggers release widespread devastation. Every snowy slope is an interrelationship of variables making its stability difficult to predict. Stability depends on the cohesion between one particle to another and one layer to another. If the force of gravity outweighs cohesion, a slide is inevitable.


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