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Corcoran Announces Launch of Reliquiae

January 23, 2014

WASHINGTON , Jan. 23 -- Corcoran Gallery of Art issued the following news release: The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design announces the launch of Reliquiae, the fourth annual collaborative artists' book created by graduate students in the College's Art and the Book Program, published by Marginalia Press . Designed and executed by students in the Fall of 2013 under the guidance of instructor Sarah McDermott , Reliquiae explores the phenomenon of the long - term preservation of the human body, and what these practices symbolize, express, and reveal about the societies where they occur. Beginning with the idea of the body as a relic, the book then details modern embalming practices and examines seven extreme cases of preservation. Combining intriguing detail about venerated body with imagery of the deceased, the book encourages the viewer to continue the discovery process. ABOUT Reliquiae Reliquiae was created in an edition of 30, utilizing screenprint and letterpress printing with polymer plates and linoleum blocks. The book is hand bound in a long - stitch style with a wrap - around cover and a dyed leather spine. The text paper is Somerset heavy text and Japanese Mulberry paper. The endpapers are blind embossed Hahnemuhle Bugra, and the overs are sheets of cotton, flax, and abaca made by hand at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, Maryland . The text utilizes Adelle, Arita , and Verlag typefaces. The book measures 7.5" x 10" x .5" when closed. Reliquiae is priced at $325 . VISITOR INFORMATION The Corcoran's hours of operation are as follows: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ; Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. ; closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission is $10 for adults, and $8 for seniors (62+) and students (with valid ID) . Free: visitors 18 and under, active duty military (with ID), Corcoran Members . MEMBERSHIP Corcoran Gallery of Art membership offers special access to the Corcoran's renowned collection, temporary exhibitions, lectures, films, concerts and an array of social events. Members also receive valuable discounts at the Corcoran Shop, Todd Gray's Muse at the Corcoran, and the Corcoran College of Art + Design . Corcoran Members may visit the Corcoran an unlimited number of times for free. For more information, contact the Membership office at (202) 639 - 1753, or online at . CC AutoTriage6yd-140124-30VitinMar-4612302 30VitinMar

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