Maddy Rosenberg


BOOK DIMENSIONS 9″ H x 4″ W x .5″
MEDIUM  Linoleum block prints on Stonehenge Fawn paper; printed with Daniel Smith burnt umber relief ink; cut, folded, and bound with digitally printed cover

Dystopia was produced by Maddy Rosenberg and The Ink Shop Printmaking Center/Olive Branch Press in 2007. The publication price for edition numbers 3 – 10 is $500. The price for edition numbers 11 – 30 is $750. Maddy Rosenberg is a well-known and highly respected book artist whose books are in many permanent collections including The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate Gallery in London. Please contact us for more information.


Dystopia is a voyage to a town that exists as only an amalgam of other places. This town plays across the picture plane, appearing flat. Skewed perspectives are seen around street corners, through building cracks, and beneath archways; any sense of real space is inverted. Open the cover and a three dimensional city emerges, unfolds, and metamorphoses. You can read Dystopia conventionally, page by page ar pull it into your space and watch the buildings stretch and pop up across the surface. Then wander through streets constructed from bits and pieces of sepia-colored, historical Prague, Paris, London, and New York. The eclectic asssemblage of buildings creates a feeling of desertion with only a glimpse of a human shadow in this carved city.