Elizabeth Curran Boody
Sue Huggins Leopard
Claire Van Vliet
Thomas Parker Williams
Guild of Book Workers
Walpole, New Hampshire
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.