The Book Remembers Everything
The Work of Erica Van Horn

By Nancy Kuhl
Ballybeg, Grange, Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland: Coracle / Granary Books, 2010. [Edition of 1500.]

7.125 x 5.125"; 128 pages. Illustrated endpapers and pastedowns. Illustrated paper covered boards. Editorial design by Simon Cutts. Layout design by Colin Sackett.

Introduction: "The Book Remembers Everything developed as a result of a 2010 exhibition of the outstanding collection of Erica Van Horn's work in the Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, including early works on paper, elaborately illustrated unique books, and printed and editioned works in a wide variety of formats. Like the exhibition, this book represents aspects of the artist's development over more than thirty years, exploring common elements throughout the extensive body of her work; it also extends the work of the exhibition by including new books and collaborations from Van Horn's recent work and additional examples of unique bookworks from early periods. ...

"A chronological bibliographic checklist of works featured in The Book Remembers Everything makes visible both the artist's persistent attention to her subjects and the development of her creative process over time."

The Book Remembers Everything organizes the work under the following six headings: DAILY DETAIL , WORDS FOR LIVING LOCALLY, LEFTOVERS , WORLD OF INTERIORS, NARRATIVE AND PATTERN, and IDENTITY AND LIKENESS.

All quotations of Erica Van Horn are from her books or from personal correspondence with Nancy Kuhl.