4.15.05 - Dear Reader,
This book is a rare, abandoned artefact of the dreams and traumas that surrounded CalArts during the early 1980s. The Institute for Words & Pictures was mysteriously cancelled at press in March of 1987. The project was abandoned and the original materials were eventually lost. In 2005 an envelope containing most of the lost book pages was found when the building occupied by the printer was demolished. Some pages remain missing.
Uncovered after eighteen years the images in this book tell strange tales: revered and refuted, poetry and fiction, mysteries, detectives and true crimes alike. The first, long delayed, imprint of this lost volume is published in honor of CalArts’ 35th graduating class.