Manual – Limited Edition Artist Book


MANUAL is a limited edition handmade accordion fold artist book by Bill Westheimer featuring 25 diptych portraits from The Manual Project.

for more detailed information see below.

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MANUAL – Limited Edition Artist Book

The limited edition book features 25 of the portraits from the Manual Project.

The accordion fold book is 3.625″ x 2.5″ x 1.25″ and comes in a leather compression fit binding box 3.875″ x 3″ x 1.75″ The edition is limited to 25 books plus 3 artist proofs. The book design is a collaboration with Leonard Seastone of Tideline Press. The images are archivally printed by the artist using an Epson 9600 printer and Hahnemuhle Duo paper. The title page and colophon are letterpress printed.

A selection of the images are on the Manual Project page.

A printed prospectus is available from the artist or a PDF can be downloaded.

#1 – #20 have been placed.

For exhibition information please contact the artist.

A signed and sealed Certificate of Authenticity is included.

The book is in these collections:
University of Colorado – Norlin Library – Rare and Unusual Collections
Yale University – Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Morristown and Morris Township Library
LaJolla Athenaeum


MANUAL – Limited Edition
Signed on Colophon by Bill Westheimer – 2008
Photography and digital printing by Bill Westheimer
Letterpress printing, design and hand binding by Leonard Seastone – Tideline Press
book 2 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ x 1 1/4″ , box 3″ x 3 3/4″ x 1 5/8″
52 Pages
25 diptych color plates on recto
1 full width color plate on verso
Edition of 25 plus 3 artists proofs
Tideline Press
Epson Ultrachrome ink on Hahnemuhle Duo paper
Typesetting and letterpress printing by Tideline Press
Accordion fold book and compression fit box with gold leaf embossed type cover and magnetic closure


Additional information

Weight 20 oz
Dimensions 7.75 × 5.25 × 1.25 in