GRRRHHHH: a study of social patterns is a 464 page extended visual fugue (printed in dozens of colors) based on the long forgotten but pivotal animals of the earth, first discovered between the warp and weft of the hand loom of artist/weaver Sandra Brownlee-Ramsdale. After scanning Sandra’s eight weavings into a computer-paint program, the stories of the animals began to animate themselves to Lehrer in odd and mysterious ways. The book, divided into six movements, illuminates the evolutionary and social patterns of these mythological creatures, beginning with the birth of the universe as we know it, the formation or creation of the first animal Grrrhhhh, a rather dog-like creature, and ending with the question of cohabitation (survival) or mutual destruction. Meet the first underwater creature Walazool, the first birds Theasia and Uniliv, and the nomadic land-based Roka clan with their golden rods. Also, read a near-definitive list of animal expressions fromalbatross around his neck to worming his way out of it; as well as chants and stories by Dennis Bernstein, aided by a complete glossary of newly discovered words and phrases.
GRRRHHHH: a study of social patterns
A book by Warren Lehrer, based on ten weavings by Sandra Brownlee-Ramsdale, with chants and stories by Dennis Bernstein. Pre-press work by Phil Zimmermann. Printed by Lori Spencer at the Center for Editions at SUNY Purchase.
1988. Ear/Say books.
7 x 7.5” x 464 pages, printed offset lithography in dozens of colors on Mohawk Superfine, an acid free paper. Published as a softcover trade edition of 700 copies, and a boxed-hardcover deluxe edition of 15 copies with original tipped-in weaving by Sandra Brownlee-Ramsdale and inset trash-can copy by Leonard Seastone.
Out of print, rare collector’s copies of the paperback available @ $700.
Slightly damaged or irregular copies @ $150.
Boxed, deluxe copies w/tipped in weaving and trash can copy @ $2000.
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original mailer prospectus, front and back with coupons for the GRRRHHHH book