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Cork City
Peter Downsbrough

Cork City Peter Downsbrough

Cork City Peter DownsbroughCork City
Peter Downsbrough

Coracle Press


Edition of 300
60 pages
155 x 230mm
ISBN 9780906630532


Printed photographs made on the visit to Cork in 2011, to participate in the ‘In Other Words’ exhibition at the Glucksman Gallery. This casebound book contains two maps of the city, and an embossed contact strip of the photographs set into the cover. The images convey the parallels and verticals of his photographs set in the sequence of book form, his usual medium.

About the Artist
Born in New Jersey in 1940, Peter Downsbrough has since the late 1960s been among the leading artists whose work oscillates between Minimalism, Conceptual Art, and visual poetry. His work consists of lines, letters, cuts, and the spaces in between, which relate to architectural space and call into question the linearity of both space and language.

About the Publisher
Coracle is a small publishing press directed by writer and artist Erica Van Horn and poet, artist and editor Simon Cutts. The consistent intention has been to involve artists, editors, poets and writers in the creation of an eclectic synthesis of word, image and print that could flourish in book form through exploration of metaphor, allusion, paradox and irony. It was initially started from a small farm between the hills of South Tipperary, Ireland in 1996. Mostly based in London from the 1970s, as a publisher, gallery, and a space for books, ‘workfortheeyetodo’ was the last bookshop-based project there, held in the mid-1980s. Coracle now continues more remotely as a printer-publisher, employing many of the devices and formats of hypothetical publishing inherent in the small press. Inevitably, much of the content of the publishing is of the nature of the book itself, in both critical and playful dimensions. The content almost always contains a residue of poetry, and a concern with the mechanisms of the book as a manifestation of the poem itself.