CODEX ESPANGLIENSIS
from Columbus to the Border Patrol

CODEX ESPANGLIENSIS

COLLAGE IMAGERY
Enrique Chagoya

PERFORMANCE TEXTS
Guillermo Gómez-Peña

BOOKWORK
Felicia Rice

CRITICAL COMMENTARY
Jennifer González

This artists’ book chronicles and confronts the realities and surrealities of border culture on the eve of the millennium.

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EDITION AND PRICE
An edition of 50, signed and numbered ISBN 0-939952-22-x
Numbers 16––45, cased in portfolio boxes : $3600 out-of-print
Numbers I––V, signed and numbered, handpainted and boxed with original art : $6000 out-of-print
Trade edition with City Lights Books, San Francisco $22.95

DESCRIPTION
CODEX ESPANGLIENSIS is a collaborative artists’ book made up of performance texts and poems by Guillermo Gómez-Peña interwoven with collage imagery by Enrique Chagoya into book form by Felicia Rice of Moving Parts Press.

CONTENTS
CODEX ESPANGLIENSIS chronicles and confronts the realities and surrealities of border culture on the eve of the millennium. Collage images juxtapose examples of graphic art from pre-Hispanic times to present-day Mexico with traditions of Western art and contemporary American pop culture. The series of performance texts and poems are selected from the writer’s works over his twenty-year career.

STRUCTURE
CODEX ESPANGLIENSIS is letterpress-printed in black and red from zinc photoengravings on Amatl paper lined with Shintengujo tissue. The book measures 9 x 11.5 inches and its accordion-fold structure reaches 31 feet at its full extension. The book is housed in an Amatl paper and Canapetta black book cloth Shiho chitsu-style portfolio box made by Maureen Carey.


From the LITERATURA CHICANA/LATINA SERIES Artists’ Books
This series explores the intersection of cultures, disciplines and book structures. This series of contemporary Chicano/Latino artists and writers in translation is issued in both limited and trade editions. Each book is the result of a close collaboration between writer, artist and book artist, Felicia Rice.