GREGORY AMENOFF/NATASHA TARN
Multitude of One.
16 x 14 inches.
A limited edition book, edited by Nathaniel Tarn, with 11 prints (woodcut, linoleum cut, pochoir) by Amenoff accompanying Tarn’s poem.
Printed on Hahnemuhle in an edition of 45. Hand–bound in full paper.
48 pages. 1994.
LOUISA CHASE/ANN LAUTERBACH
7 1/4 x 11 inches.
A limited edition book with frontispiecec by Chase.
Printed on J.G. Greene in an edition of 125. Bound in Roma.
32 pages. 1984.
FRANCESCO CLEMENTE/HARRY MATHEWS
8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches.
A limited edition book with 67 duotone lithographs by Clemente accompanying Mathews’ text.
Printed on Kozo/Gampi in an edition of 350.
152 pages. 1988.
SUSAN HOWE/JAMES WELLING
8 1/2 x 11 inches.
A matching and mating of surprised accords,
"An Ordinary Evening in New Haven"
The poems in Frolic Architecture were inspired by Susan Howe's experience of viewing various manuscripts, sermon notebooks, books, and pamphlets of the eighteenth century American Calvinist theologian Jonathan Edwards in the vast collection of Edwards family papers at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library in New Haven, Connecticut. Especially by the folder in Box 24 titled "Wetmore, Hannah Edwards, 1713–1773, Diary, 1736–39, copy in the hand of Lucy Wetmore Whittelsey, with commentary/n.d."
Using multi-purpose copy paper, scissors, "invisible" scotch tape, and a canon copier pc170 she collaged fragments of this "private writing" with a mix of sources from other conductors and revealers in the thick of things—before.
In August 2009, James Welling produced a group of black and white photograms on 8 x 10 inch Kodak Polymax Fine Art paper. He painted on a thin-enough-to-fold sheet of clear mylar and placed this on top of unexposed photographic paper. After exposing and processing the sheet Welling added paint to the mylar to make additional unique photograms. Eventually the mylar became covered in paint and Welling began again with a new sheet of mylar. In Frolic Architecture Welling used three mylar sheets. In the photograms Welling acknowledges the collection of Edwards Family material at the Yale Beineke Library that Susan Howe encouraged him to look at before beginning his work on Frolic Architecture.
Frolic Architecture, a sixty-eight page book, comprises forty-eight collage poems by Susan Howe printed letterpress on Somerset paper at The Grenfell Press by Brad Ewing, and ten photograms printed in James Welling's studio. The book was bound by Claudia Cohen using handmade Izumo Mitsumata-shi and Cave papers. The book, published in an edition of twenty-six, is issued with a separate, signed photogram/poem.
JANE KENT/RICHARD FORD
15 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches.
A limited edition book with seven etchings by Kent accompanying Ford’s unpublished short story.
Printed on Somerset in an edition of 35. Bound by hand. All copies signed by the author and artist.
32 pages. 1999.
JANE KENT/RICHARD FORD
21 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches.
A series of forty-five short, acerbic, sometimes hilarious renderings of how two lovers argue their way out of love, is an artist's book in which text and image combine to create an eccentric and irregular structure.
The piece is constructed so that the eleven differently sized unbound sheets fit together as one image when displayed on the wall in an intended configuration. Text and image are printed variously in letterpress, drypoint, engraving, mezzotint and silkscreen.
JANE KENT/SUSAN ORLEAN
The Orchid Thief Re–Imagined.
15 x 10 inches.
A limited edition book with silkscreens by Kent accompanying Orlean’s text.
Printed on Somerset and glassine in an edition of 35. All copies signed by the author and artist.
Loose sheets in tray case; when assembled the book becomes a 35 x 45 inch image with text. 16 sheets. Co–published with the Rhode Island School of Design
ROBERT MANGOLD/SUSAN HOWE
The Nonconformist’s Memorial.
13 1/2 x 9 inches.
A limited edition book with 6 woodcuts by Mangold accompanying Howe’s poem.
Printed on Somerset and Kozo/Gampi in an edition of 65. Bound in Timothy Barret’s hemp paper.
68 pages. 1992.
12 Prints & Poems.
11 1/2 x 91/2 inches.
A limited edition book with 12 siligraphs and 12 poems by Nadin.
Printed on Somerset in an edition of 30. Accordian bound in Japanese cloth.
52 pages. 1995.
15 x 11 inches.
A limited edition book with text by Bradford Morrow and 36 prints (woodcut, linoleum cut, pochoir) by Amenoff, Andoe, James Brown, Celmins, Chase, Fischl, Hashey, Hurson, Kendrick, Nares, Phelan, Joel Shapiro, Kiki Smith, Storey, Stuart, Tuttle, Winkfield, and Robin Winters. Printed on Somserset in an edition of 100 (of which 50 are for sale).
160 pages. 1990.
Hand–bound in 7 colors of Morocco with quarter Morocco slipcase: $7500.00; boxed set of sheets (unbound): $5000.00.
TREVOR WINKFIELD/JOHN ASHBERY
12 1/2 x 17 inches.
A limited edition book with 10 drawings by Winkfield accompanying Ashbery’s unpublished 1954 text.
Printed on Somerset in an edition of 100. Bound by hand with silkscreen covers. All copies signed by the author and artist.
24 pages. 1998.
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