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An artist's book examining the colonising history of Iraq, the futility of war, religious intolerance and that no one learns from history. Through two narratives, one set in the present and second war in Iraq is written by Lyssiotis - and the second set in the 19th century and the same region is written by a fictional boy Yabez Al-Kitab, i.e. Brian Castro. The images of the region are scratched to look a century old, reminding readers of the past and ruins. (Libraries Australia record)

Notes

  • Story by Brian Castro titled 'Stones for Al-Kitab'.
  • This work was created as a result of State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship granted to Lyssiotis.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Masterthief , 2004 .
      Extent: 1v. (various pagings), [51] platesp.
      Limited edition info: First edition is limited to 10 signed copies.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • 'Printed on Magnani Velata Avorio. Sections were hand sewn with linen on five tape supports in a cross pattern French style. Endpapers are Magnani Vergalla. End bands have been sewn in red and gold silk. The lettering and tooling finished in 23 carat gold. The book has been quarter bound in Chieftan goatskin with raised bands and buckram sides by Nick Doslov and typeset in Bembo 26 point by David Pidgeon. (Libraries Australia record)

Works about this Work

A Gardener at Midnight: Travels in the Holy Land Peter Lyssiotis , Monica Oppen , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Silent Scream : Political and Social Comment in Books by Artists 2011; (p. 106-107)
Fellows Delve into SLV Collections Susie Kennewell , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 86 no. 2 2006; (p. 19)
A Gardener at Midnight Joanne Ritale , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Fryer Folios , September vol. 1 no. 1 2006; (p. 16-17)
Fellows Delve into SLV Collections Susie Kennewell , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 86 no. 2 2006; (p. 19)
A Gardener at Midnight Joanne Ritale , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Fryer Folios , September vol. 1 no. 1 2006; (p. 16-17)
A Gardener at Midnight: Travels in the Holy Land Peter Lyssiotis , Monica Oppen , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Silent Scream : Political and Social Comment in Books by Artists 2011; (p. 106-107)
Last amended 26 Oct 2016 13:01:50
Subjects:
  • c
    Iraq,
    c
    Middle East, Asia,
  • 1800-1899
  • 2003-2004
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