Jeffrey Altepeter
Katy Baum
Elizabeth Curran Boody
Denise Carbone
Valerie Carrigan
Rebecca Chamlee
Gabby Cooksey
Coleen Curry
Debra Disman
Mark Esser
Casey Gardner
Don Glaister
Virginia Green
Penelope Hall
Karen Hanmer
Jon Hinkel
Susan Hulme
Lang Ingalls
Caitlin Jochym
Peggy Johnston
Andrea Krupp
Monique Lallier
Beth Lee
Sue Huggins Leopard
Christine Manwiller
Emily Martin
Christopher McAfee
Natalie Naor
Tara O'Brien
Patricia Owen
Graham Patten
Todd Pattison
Rebecca Philio
Patricia Sargent
Suzanne Sawyer
Jackie Scott
Judy Sgantas
Sarah Smith
Therese Swift-Hahn
Deborah Thompson
Claire Van Vliet
Peter Verheyen
Robert Walp
Thomas Parker Williams
Charles Wisseman
Rutherford Witthus

Rutherford Witthus
Walpole, New Hampshire

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Sopra le scoperte de i dadi/Concerning an investigation on dice

At the request of his patron Cosimo II de' Medici, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Galileo Galilei recorded his thoughts on the formation of ideal throws of the dice in a game of chance called Zara. Galileo's 1612 fragment was one of the early treatises on probability. In this publication, various throws of a set of three bone dice are pictured on panels floating above Galileo's original Italian text, coupled with an English translation. Included are reproductions of Galileo's original manuscript and an historical analysis of the game. The book is a panorama concertina structure, originally devised by Hedi Kyle

Inkjet on Arches and Asuka paper. 13 x 8 x 1.375 inches. 33 x 20.5 x 3.5 centimeters.

RUTHERFORD WITTHUS is a former curator of manuscripts who gave himself the gift of an MFA in book arts and printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He now lives and works in a small studio in Walpole, New Hampshire.