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