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Book Launch: A Field Guide to Weeds
195 10th Ave.
New York, NY 10011

May 26th, 2007 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday-Wednesday: 11 AM - 7 PM Thursday-Friday: 11AM - 8PM Saturday: 11AM - 7PM Sunday: Closed
Printed Matter is proud to present a book launch for A Field Guide to Weeds, an artist's book by Kim Beck, the latest in Printed Matter�s Emerging Artist Publication Series. Please join us on Saturday, May 26, from 5�7 PM, to celebrate this premiere publication with the artist. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue (between 21st and 22nd Streets).

A Field Guide to Weeds masquerades as a 19th century pocket guide, but a guide in which the weeds themselves have taken over. Beck�s innovative project uses the physical form of the book as a metaphor for a crack in the city sidewalk: printed in luscious five-color printing, the common dandelion, pigweed, and poison ivy�the very plants we ignore, step over, ignore, dig up, or scrupulously avoid�creep out of the gutter, up pages, and overrun the book. Multiple silhouettes overlap and repeat, drawing the reader�s attention to the overlooked.

Kim Beck teaches on the faculty of the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. She has had exhibitions and fellowships in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. She holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Bachelor�s Degree from Brandeis University in Massachusetts. More of her work can be seen at

A Field Guide to Weeds is 96 pages, cloth cover, with five-color printing. It retails for $25.00 and can be purchased online at and at Printed Matter's storefront at 195 Tenth Avenue. For more information please contact AA Bronson, Director, at aabronson @

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