2009, 44 pages (in three editions)

The deluxe and limited editions are 12″ x 12″, printed on the HP Indigo 5500 press with tipped in details and handwork on the pages. An embossed, patinaed copper title plate is affixed to the cover.
• The deluxe edition of 6, bound in Aubergine Nigerian goat with a clamshell box of gold bookcloth, is $2,500. Select the image to the right to see a larger version.
• The limited edition of 100, bound in black bookcloth with optional matching clamshell box, is $800 for the book only or $900 for the book and the box.
A 7” x 7” softcover open edition is available from Blurb, for $25.

In its content, Losing Ground is a plea for awareness of our role as stewards of the environment. Using images spanning more than a decade and text from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change it combines traditional processes and print-on-demand technology to share it’s important message.

An 8.5″ x 13″ PDF tearsheet, which gives information on the process of making Losing Ground and shows all of the pages in the book, can be downloaded by clicking on either of the two tearsheet pages above. The steps involved in making the book can be seen in the process. You can also read about it in Alice B. Miller’s article for AfterCapture, “Dorothy Simpson Krause Pushing Boundaries”.

Losing Ground is one of 50 books selected for the Guild of Book Workers Traveling Exhibition, “Marking Time”. It will travel to nine venues before closing in 2011. It was also a part of the exhibition by the same name and information on the exhibit, “Losing Ground”, and the exhibition catalog are available online.