This book offers a synthesis of recent ideas and concepts with which I have been working: since 2016, the focus of my press work has been a visual and conceptual study of race and racism in the United States. In Structure in White: Study, I collected and bound the proofs and misprints from projects completed in prior months of work. It was the amalgamation of this re-purposed content that informed the selection and design of the cover and of the binding: excerpts of writings on racism from American author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates are rendered and then obliterated in white gouache on light abaca paper—a paper that is more fragile than what would typically be expected of a cover material. By holding this arrangement of disparate pieces, this book becomes a visual archive and provides documentation for my research into the relationships between whiteness and race as the exist in this country.
2018. Gouache on handmade abaca paper, waxed linen thread, leather, parchment, letterpress on various machine made papers. Long and link stitch binding structure. 9” x 6” x 1¼”
© Suzanne Glémot