JAIC 1997, Volume 36, Number 3, Article 8 (pp. 253 to 261)
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JAIC 1997, Volume 36, Number 3, Article 8 (pp. 253 to 261)

TWO HOUSINGS: MODIFYING A STANDARD BOX AND CONSTRUCTING AN OVERSIZE SINK MAT

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ABSTRACT—Two housing solutions were devised by the author: one for unique and delicate art objects made from brittle, dried leaves and another for a group of 12 large maps. The housing designed for the “leaf portraits” uses a standard print box and a deep double sink with a friction mount as a base to secure and protect the leaves. The map housing is an oversize sink mat made of Coroplast polyflute and Fome-cor. Difficulties with adhesion to the Coroplast are briefly discussed, and a detailed construction outline is given.
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Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. LEAF PORTRAIT HOUSING: MODIFYING A STANDARD BOX
3. THE KRAUS MAP HOUSINGS: CONSTRUCTING AN OVERSIZE SINK MAT
4. CONSTRUCTION PROCEDURE
a: Materials , Author Information
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