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A Miniature History of the Button

Vols. 1, 2, 3
By Maryann Riker
Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Maryann Riker, 2008. Edition of 10.

Three Button Books, each 1" circular with a double-sided accordion (4 pages on one side with two on back). Bound with button as the front cover. Housed in a clear glass mason jar (2.875 x 1.75" x 1.75") with wire closure and rubber seal. Paper title label on one side of jar and artist text on opposite.

Maryann Riker: "What does one do with an overabundance of buttons purchased in an exuberant moment of a closeout at a local craft store? Create an edition of the history of the button! Beginning my research, I envisioned 3 pages on the history of the button. Much to my [chagrin], I found 5 sentences on the history of the button. So, as a tongue in cheek approach I editioned a miniature history of the button...shortened and edited down to fit into these delightful little closures. Nostalgically, I remember spending rainy afternoons discovering lovely little treasures as I rooted through my mom and aunt's button jar and button box. This is my tribute to the humble little closure. Volumes 4, 5 and 6 to be released in 2009."
(Out of Print)

A Miniature History of the Button

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