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Tentativa de la Razón by Sebastián Barrante

Tentativa de la Razón by Sebastián Barrante

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Books made by hand are generally going to be more resilient than books made by machine, but in either case: the nicer you are to them, the longer they'll last in the condition you bought them in.

Depending on your location, the moisture of that environment may cause slight curling in the board and papers. If so, the materials are adjusting to your environment, and if you left the journal under weight in that environment for 24-48 hours, that issue should resolve itself. This acclimation process is something many libraries conduct when getting new books for their shelves.

Did you scuff or mark your book cover? Don't put soap or water on it! Get a rubber cement pick up and gently rub the mark off of the area. You may not be able to get all of it, but, most of the time, it gets the job done!

Shipping & Returns


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If extreme circumstances cause the order to be damaged along its way to you, we can offer a discount for the inconvenience, but we are often unable to offer total refunds or replacements due to the handmade nature of our products.

Tentativa de la razón is an artist book by one of the editors of Naranja Librería & Editorial, Sebastián Barrante (Chile, 1986), made jointly with the North American publishing house Candor Arts (Chicago, USA) dedicated to author publications, artist books and binding. Tentativa de la Razón is an edition of 14 unique works of writings on paper related to the story of the father of the artist during his stay in prison during the period of the dictatorship in Chile (1973-1990). The story told, is fragmented into 14 pieces that are interrupted or 'erased' with coffee residues scattered on the paper. Each work is contained in a portfolio of three windows and a protective case. Each piece comes with a booklet that contains a poetic inventory that contextualizes the individual work of each coffee eraser and its fragmented set. This artist's book was launched in February 2019 at the CODEX 2019 Biennial and Symposium, San Francisco, United States. 
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