A Mideast Kaleidoscope book
A Mideast Kaleidoscope

By Louise Neaderland
New York: International Society of Copier Artists, 1983.

4.5 x 8.5"; 39 leaves. Card stock. Bound by a single removable screw fastener. Includes pamphlet (4 x 4", 8 pages) attached with black thread.

Louise Neaderland: "35 card stock pages of the same image from the ill fated invasion of Lebanon by the Israeli army. With a drilled hole at each corner and a removable fastener which can be inserted in any one of the four Corners, the cards can be spread open (right or left) to form eight different configurations of image and text. The text is Menachim Begin's 'Happy is the nation whose warrior sons these are.'"

The pages can be spread open in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction to produce a great variety of designs as well as statements about warfare. The book is based on a photograph by Fadi Mitri and a portion of Israeli government statement announcing a cease fire in Lebanon on June 11, 1982.

The foreword pamphlet gives a brief statement of the contents and photos of arrangements of the cards.