GUTENBERG

The Gutenberg series of 3D printed books deals with the evolution of books and how knowledge has been distributed in the past and may be distributed in the future. The content of these 3D printed books cannot be accessed – it is sealed inside the PLA resin binding. You must destroy the book to read the book. These books require the viewer/reader to trust the artist – is the content really in there or not? You can see something is inside but you don’t know if it is really as the artist claims. Much of the artwork which is bought and sold requires trust in the artist and the dealer, and these books expand upon that leap of faith.

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CRICKETS

The limited edition hand made book CRICKETS is now available.

CRICKETS is a collaboration with poet and book maker Leonard Seastone and is published by Tideline Press in an edition of 10.

The 7.75″ x 5.25″ x 1.25″ hand-made book features a leather cover incorporating a half-plate collodion wet-plate ambrotype. The 24 page interior is letter press printing on waxed salted-paper prints on Fabriano Artistico paper with 14 images by Bill Westheimer and poems by Leonard Seastone. The price for books #1, #2, #3 was $2500 #4-#10 are $3500.  Price includes a clamshell box.

Because of the handmade nature of the ambrotype and salted paper prints each book is unique.

MANUAL - Limited Edition

MANUAL – Limited Edition

The limited edition book of 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.

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MANUAL – The Personalities of Hands

MANUAL – The Personalities of Hands MANUAL: The Personalities of Hands is a book of portraits with a twist: personal stories and private secrets told through images of hands. Readers witness the diverse range of humanity through photographs and photograms of hands rather than traditional pictures of faces. The photographs also make up a fine …

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MOMENTO

MOMENTO – Capturing Moments and Memories by Bill Westheimer MOMENTO is a collection of human experiences and technological dreams triggered by our cameras. With each camera is a story told by its owner. The cameras were photographed using a19th century glass plate negatives, emphasizing how quickly the technology of past image-making has been made antique. …

Visions In The Dark

VISIONS IN THE DARK

VISIONS IN THE DARK Camera Obscura work by Charles Schwartz & Bill Westheimer These pictures reveal the city through the unique viewpoint of the camera obscura and record the images digitally.  The camera Obscura’s location is fixed, yet it provides an ever changing view of the city’s architecture and landscape. The images use a pre-photographic …

ODDYSSEY

ODDYSSEY by Bill Westheimer Oddyssey is a quirky photo journal of one man’s trip around the world – without leaving Ohio. The photographs show the author visiting 42 “foreign” towns in Ohio. With humor and style the traveler visits towns from Moscow to Mesopotamia, Congo to Calcutta, Aberdeen to York by way of Utopia and …

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BILLIAD

THE BILLIAD If you could have a world named after you – what would it look like? The Billiad is a quirky book about one man’s discovery when the dream becomes a reality. Westheimer Road is Houston’s longest road and Bill Westheimer traveled it looking for his dream land in The Billiad. A selection of …

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GREETINGS FROM LLEWELLYN PARK

Greetings from Llewellyn Park. A compilation of historic postcards of Llewellyn Park – the first planned community in America. The book includes memories of growing up in Llewellyn Park as told by former residents. Edited by Rita DiMatteo and dedicated to Gail Marentette. To order a book directly from the Llewellyn Park Preservation Foundation,  contact …

LLEWELLYN PARK

LLEWELLYN PARK 1857-2007

LLEWELLYN PARK 1857-2007 A pictorial album of historic and contemporary photographs published in an edition limited to 50 numbered and signed copies plus two artist’s proofs. The hard bound book with dust jacket includes 21 historic photographs of Llewellyn Park presented side by side with 21 modern color photographs by Bill Westheimer plus a reproduction …