Candida Pagan

The Eccentricity is Zero

Candida Pagan

The Eccentricity is Zero



Edition Size





Loose pages


Artist Book


12.25 × 8.75 in


Digraph Press

$ 2,200.00


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Boston Athenaeum

College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University

Columbia University

Florida Atlantic University (FAU), The Jaffe Book Arts Collection

Library of Congress (LoC)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries

Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)

Smithsonian Libraries, Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology

Stanford University

The University of Chicago Library

The University of Iowa (UI)

University of Arizona Library

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)

University of Delaware Library

Yale University, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library

From the colophon page—

The Eccentricity of Zero is a collaboration between Candida Pagan and Lauren Haldeman. The collection is inspired by Pagan’s readings in the history of cosmotology. In response to prompts from Pagan’s research, Haldeman wrote poems. In turn, Pagan created imagery as a response to the poems and to the original prompt.

The broadsides are letterpress printed from handset 12-pt Centaur and foam relief plates. All text and images were printed on a Vandercook Universal 1 proof press at the University of Iowa Center for the Book, in the spring of 2015. Broadsides are printed on unsized UICB Chancery paper made by Timothy Barett and student co-workers. They are housed in an enclosure made with Saint-Armand handmade paper. This project was funded in part by the Caxton Club.”

1. Aristotle
2. Ptolemy
3. Copernicus
4. Tycho Brahe
5. Johan Keppler
6. Galileo
7. Issac Newton
8. Eighth Heaven