The Island of Rota
Published by the Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2010. Oliver Sack's "The Island of the Rota" was originally published ad a chapter in his book The Island of the Colorblind and Cycad Island (Alfred Knopf, New York, 1997).
Ted Muehling's work encompasses mosts aspects of the book, including the typography and the layered structure. He designed the cycad-leaf and sea-fan castings, the laser-cut images in two leaves of paper, the altered historical maps, and the cover and box. Abelardo Morell's thirteen works are cliche-verres, photographic prints from images made by hand in ink and plant matter on glass. Leslie Miller and Brad Ewing printed the text and the Vandermaelen map by letterpress at The Grenfell Press, New York. The graphic design is by Leslie Miller, with Ted Muehling.
All sales benefit the Library and Museum Archives of The Museum of Modern Art. Each copy of the edition of 135 is signed and numbered, including 75 copies reserved for the members of The Library Council and 30 for the artists and their collaborators.
Each of a deluxe edition of 25 copies, including copies for the Museum and the collaborators, are signed and lettered. The deluxe edition comprises the book and a unique box and book cover designed by Ted Muehling.The Island of Rota
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