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April 27th, 2007

WELCOME! FREE shipping on orders over $50. Otherwise, it will be $4. For shipping outside of continental USA please email for additional shipping estimate.

Institutional Orders, we honor your Purchase Orders sent to PO Box 725, Urbana 61803.
Mountain Dream Tarot is now in a third edition that has been tinted to resemble the one of a kind deck from 1975. As long as supplies last, you can order the Tarot Press Sheet Combo and make your own Upper Arcana deck from the second edition! We will include the bonus of a 1975 vintage press sheet with your order. We have sold out the PAM Book of Mt Dream Tarot that includes reproductions of some of the vintage 70′s deck.

Interested in my latest projects HAWK/DOVE, PLACE, STONE TURNER: CARD DECK and WORKING CLASS: CARD DECK? Scroll a little further down to find ordering information. I have recently located copies of the hard to find book THE OBSERVER and it can now be ordered directly from this store.

Mountain Dream Tarot: 3rd Edition

$35

This deck is based on the original unique hand colored photographic deck from 1975. Cards are digitally printed on heavy coated stock and are encased in a drawstring bag. (2.75 x 4.75 x 1″) $4 shipping in the continental USA. Email us for estimate for all other orders.

New edition of Mountain Dream Tarot cards!.










Tarot Press Sheet Combo

$50

The complete Higher Arcana from 2001 edition, distributed over two press sheets which also include the Cup images. While supplies last, we will include a 1975 vintage press sheet containing fourteen of the Higher Arcana images. This set of three press sheets comes rolled in a tube. Shipped free in the continental USA. Email us for shipping estimates otherwise.

Create your own Higher Arcana from the 2001 press sheets.











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THE OBSERVER: My Constant Companion

Spiral bound book 3” x 5”

$30

Portraits from 5 decades.

In April 2005, Bea Nettles was the von Hess Visiting Artist at the Borowsky Center for Publication Arts at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. During her residency she produced The Observer. This small palm-sized book has photographs of Nettles every decade, from a girl of ten to a woman in her fifties. The eyes are cut out to reveal alternately the young eyes in the older face, then the older eyes in the younger face. It is a humorous, jarring, but truthful study of the process of aging











PLACE

Four booklets in a slipcase

$40

Books about the history of the North, South, East & West.

American history is written using last names from gravestones that serve as nouns, verbs and adjectives. Slipcase measures 10″ square, each booklet is printed front and back and unfolds to 9 x 18.” Digital offset on 80lb cover stock.











STONE TURNER: Card Deck

Boxed set of 52 cards

$15

Gravestone last names that are antonyms.

A bridge-sized card deck 3.5 x 2.25” with photographs of last names found on headstones in cemeteries across the USA that are antonyms, ie Polite/Rude.











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WORKING CLASS: Card Deck

Boxed set of 52 cards

$15

Gravestone last names that are people’s jobs.

A bridge-sized card deck 3.5 x 2.25” with photographs of last names found on headstones in cemeteries across the USA that are people’s jobs.











Open case of limited edition book showing colophon

Open case of limited edition book showing colophon

HAWK/DOVE

A clothbound dos a dos book in copper paper encasement

$250

Poems of war and peace written in the last names of Vets found on their gravestones.

There are 2 versions of the book. The limited edition version is cloth bound with the title HAWK on one side, and DOVE (reversed) on the other side. The book is a four fold accordion digitally printed on cotton rag paper and it is housed in a copper paper wrap. 13 copies 5.25 x 9.5″ opening to 5.25 x 38″.











Museum board cover and open slipcase.

Museum board cover and open slipcase.

HAWK/DOVE

A board bound dos a dos book in a white paper wrap

$125

Poems of war and peace written in the last names of Vets found on their gravestones.

There are 2 versions of the book. The open edition version is bound in grey museum board with the title HAWK on one side, and DOVE (reversed) on the other side. The book is a four fold accordion digitally printed on cotton rag paper and it is housed in a white paper wrap. 5.25 x 9.5″ opening to 5.25 x 38″.











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Seasonal Special

Collection of 9 titles

$65

Collection of nine offset books

Here is an excellent opportunity to acquire a selection of Nettles’ books: Flamingo in the Dark, Complexities, Seasonal Turns, Life’s Lessons, The Skirted Garden, 28 Days, Grace’s Daughter, Turning 50 & Knights of Assisi. Valued at $123 if bought individually. Free shipping in the lower 48 States. Contact us by email for shipping estimates anywhere else.











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Women’s Lives

Collection of 6 titles

$36

Collection of six offset books

This selection of Nettles’ books focuses on many of the issues faced by women. Included: Life’s Lessons, The Skirted Garden, Complexities, 28 Days, Grace’s Daughter, and Turning 50. $68 value.










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Cooking the Books: A Concise Guide to Bookbinding

$15

2009, Black and White Digital Offset with Laminated Full Color Covers, Spiral Bound, 8.5 x 11”

This easy to follow workbook includes folded, sewn & glued structures, the classic codex, basic boxes and three slipcases.










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Stonecipher: A Book of Seasons

Open edition

$25

2011, An accordion book of 4 pages inserted in a slipcase.

Poetry about each season written in gravestones that are nouns, verbs and adjectives located in Champaign County, Illinois.










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An Oxbow ABC

Open Edition

$40

2011, An alphabet accordion printed on cotton rag paper and mounted on museum board covers.

Shot at Oxbow, Saugatuck, Michigan during a Paper & Book Intensive conference. Letterforms were found in the trees.










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In The Green Mountains

$25

2011, Letterpress tri-fold with pressure print, text & pop-up rose. Fits in a standard business envelope.

Created at Penland’s Instructor’s Retreat in response to a poem sent to Nettles at Penland by her mother Grace Noble Nettles in 1970.










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Family Resemblances: 50 Years of Florida Family Portraits

$100

2007, 5.5 x 7.5,” Digital offset. Handbound codex. Cloth covered (leather is sold out). Edition of 10 (four in stock)

Nettles has photographed her family in Florida from the day she got her first camera at age 10 Here she features her family member’s physical looks and investigates the similarities in their personalities. She bound the books by hand.










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Knights of Assisi: A Journey Through the Tarot

$10

1990, 24pp., 17 full color plates, 8.5”square, softbound with dust jacket

Shot in Assisi, Italy, this features hand colored portraits based upon the Tarot cards. Full color dust jacket & decorative end-papers with the look of the pink rock walls of Italy.










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Hanged Man T-Shirt

$15

100% Cotton

This limited edition tee features The Hanged Man from the 1975 Mountain Dream Tarot.


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Original Mountain Dream Tarot Press Sheet: Swords

$25

Offset printed on coated cover stock in 1975. 15 x 19”

This is the press sheet that has the 3 of Swords used as disc icon on Bruce Springsteen’s Magic. Ideal for framing. It will be shipped in a mailing tube.










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Original Mountain Dream Tarot Press Sheet: Higher Arcana

$25

Offset printed on coated cover stock in 1975. 15 x 19”

This press sheet includes 14 of the 22 named cards. Ideal for framing. It will be shipped in a mailing tube.










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The Fig Leaf

Edition of 17 (6 remaining copies)

$40

2011, Printed on cotton rag paper as an accordion with museum board covers.

Shot at the Vatican and surrounding fig trees, this books explains the history of the “fig leaf.”










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The Fig Leaf

Edition of 6 Deluxe Leather Bound Accordions

$150

2011, Printed on cotton rag paper and hardbound in green leather with an embossed fig leaf on the cover. Paper slipcase.

Shot at the Vatican and surrounding fig trees, this books explains the history of the “fig leaf.”










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Seasonal Turns

$10

1998, 4 accordion booklets, 56 duotones, boxed. 3.5×24.5″

The passing of the seasons is represented by accordion books of sequenced photographs, each in a different color, combining evocative landscapes and portraits.










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28 Days: A Deck of Cards

2nd edition

$5

1991, 28 cards, duotones, boxed 3.5×4.5″

28 cards represent some of the emotions & physical sensations of the menstrual cycle. Medical text and personal statements blend mystery, honesty, & humor, hoping to open discussion on this universal, but practically invisible female experience.










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Flamingo In The Dark

$35

1979, 72pp., full color plates, 11″ square, hardbound.

A visual autobiography of over 65 bichromate images created in multi-layered color, predating digitally manipulated photographs by years.










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Turning 50

10th Anniversary Edition

$20

1995, 64pp. duotones, 4″x8″ softbound on acid free stock. Tenth Anniversary Edition.

Over 25 photo triptychs & text by Nettles addressing her response to a particular mountain landscape, past memories, and feelings about turning fifty. Out of print for some years, the original press sheets were bound in a new cover celebrating the book’s 10th anniversary.










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Complexities: Images & Text

$15

1992, 48pp.,duotones, 10” square, softbound.

To untangle and examine the complex ties that bind many mothers, Nettles blends her experiences of childhood, pregnancy, childbirth, housework, & professional life in layered images and text. She uses intrusions, improvisation, and balancing as the basis for her art that is tightly woven with her life.










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Grace’s Daughter

$8

1994, 48pp.,2 colors, 8” square, softbound, laminated.

This book presents a collection of favorite Southern family stories.










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Life’s Lessons: A Mother’s Journal

$15

1990, 68pp., duotones, 8.5×11”, softbound.

Photos and text which examine contemporary mother/child relationships and issues of separation, gender, aggression, materialism, and hopes for the future generation.










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Of Loss and Love

Vintage 70′s book

$300

1975, 7 x 9.75,” clothbound, offset printed in 4 color.

Nettles personally ran the offset press on this project, using the press expressively, combining her photographs and the poetry of her mother Grace Nettles. Five copies remain out of the edition of 100.










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The Nymph of the Highlands

Vintage 70′s book

$200

1974, 4.5 x5.5,” offset & screen printed paper & mylar. Blue tissue overlays. Saddle stitched with “velvet” textured burgundy covers and stitched green vinyl slipcase.

Nettles illustrated this creation story written by her 13 year old sister Connie. Mixed media children’s book printed at the Visual Studies Workshop with additional screen printing in her studio. Edition of 200, eighteen copies remaining.










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Dream Pages

Vintage 70′s book

$300

1974, 7.5 x9.5,” offset & screen printed. Encased in a pale yellow machine stitched vinyl slipcase.

Nettles created these images of her dreams using a Haloid Xerox machine at the Visual Studies Workshop where the book was printed. Additional colors were screen printed in her studio. A vintage 70’s book.










The Skirted Garden

The Skirted Garden: 20 Years of Images

$5

1990, 48pp. numerous images, 8.5×11”, softbound

Major themes in her work were celebrated in 1990 with the production of this very affordable book, a research tool that has been widely used by students studying artist’s methods and motivation.