The Blank Map from The Hunting of the Snark

Michael Chater Silence 1969

A new Oil Lamp 1894

Kasimir Malevich, From Cubism and Futurism to Suprematism, 1916 recent scan

Picture Your Product Here 1964

 

In many ways the creation of the blank page is a celebration of the audacity of Laurence Sterne in the use of blank pages in Tristram Shandy.


TOP ROW

01. from Frank Scully (ed) Bedside Mania, Simon and Schuster, NY 1936.

02 Not strictly a blank page but a most unusual titlepage of a frame of different woods looking through to.... a white space with hovering letters. Martinus Houttuyn, Houtkunde, Behelzende de Afbeeldingen van Meest alle Bekende... A Representation of Inland and Foreign Wood, as well as Trees and Shrubs, Amsterdam, 1773 - 1795.

03 from The Herblock Book, Beacon Press, Boston, 1952, and a comment on the lack of freedom of the press in Argentinatimes to coincide with the opening of the meeting ofLatin American foreign ministers in Washington. "It turned out that the details of this cartoon edition of La Prensa hadn't gone unnoticed and I felt it was worth the trouble [of research]. I'm not sire it was worth the kidding I got for the next couple of weeks about having let myself off easy on that one." pp161 - 2.

BOTTOM ROW

01.  Kasimir Malevich, OT KUBIZMA I FUTURIZMA K SUPRETATIZMY, Moscow 1916 THE BLACK SQUARE

02. The Cup We all race For, a trompe l'oeil painting by the American painter Peto.
 
03. American cartoon, undated c1958, 10 x 14cms

DOUBLE PAGES  

The blank chapters from L.Sterne, Tristram Shandy, 1783 edition