Limnology (Art Edition)

“What line did the river first write in the valley?” – (‘Landings’ Richard Skelton)

Limnology takes the above quote as its starting point and explores the notion of this ‘line’ as both a series of words and a sequence of musical notes.

The book assembles over 1000 ‘water-words’ from the dialect of Cumbria and its tributaries in the Germanic and Celtic languages, and presents them in a way which typographically imitates riverine processes.

The accompanying 28-minute musical composition recreates the journey of a river from mountain rill to estuary, through the gradual accumulation of individual melody lines, swelling from near silence to almost violent intensity.

Royal 8vo {156 x 234mm}
Softcover {perfect-bound}
135gsm uncoated interior
300gsm uncoated board cover
Glass-mastered CD
Edition of 50
ISBN: 978-0-9572121-3-8

The art edition is also accompanied by an A3 portfolio containing the following printed matter:

An A3 lithograph printed on 300gsm wove paper
Four A4 text works printed on 350gsm watercolour paper
“Rill”, a handsewn poetry pamphlet
An A6 “Rill” postcard

Limited to 50 individually numbered and signed multiples.


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