Anathem Illuminated First Page

Matted art print with calligraphed text of the definition of "Anathem" from the opening of the novel of the same name by Neal Stephenson - Art by Ariela Housman of Geek Calligraphy
Art print with calligraphed text of the definition of "Anathem" from the opening of the novel of the same name by Neal Stephenson - Art by Ariela Housman of Geek Calligraphy
Matted art print with calligraphed text of the definition of "Anathem" from the opening of the novel of the same name by Neal Stephenson - Art by Ariela Housman of Geek Calligraphy
Art print with calligraphed text of the definition of "Anathem" from the opening of the novel of the same name by Neal Stephenson - Art by Ariela Housman of Geek Calligraphy

Anathem Illuminated First Page

55.00

Do you ever wish there was a place you could go to live with lots of like-minded people; spend your time on math, science, and philosophy; and engage in meaningful manual labor to balance your mental exercise? A place that will give you an opportunity to face off against an alien starship packed with atomic bombs armed with nothing but a protractor?

We can’t offer that, but you can have a passage from one of your favorite books to hang on the wall. Written on a “leaf of a page tree," it features “Anathem” as defined by the 4th edition of The Dictionary. A directed acyclic graph makes up the initial letter ‘A.’

This is a limited edition run of just 100 art prints. Each print is matted on a white, archival-safe mat and comes ready to hang or to put in an 11”x14” frame. Ships flat.

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This product is produced and sold with the permission of Neal Stephenson.

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A Disclaimer: This work of calligraphy is not technically "illuminated," as it has neither silver nor gold decoration. Calling it a "decorated first page" would not convey to most audiences what it is, but "illuminated first page" will conjure at least some mental image of a manuscript with decorations to the minds of many. We therefore sacrificed accuracy in the name of clarity here and most humbly beg the forgiveness and indulgence of historians, medievalists, paleographers, and archivists everywhere :)