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B3850. Beyond Paste Papers: Artists' Books / Kelly Beyond Paste Papers: Artists' Books by Rosie Kelly. 2012. 23pp. 7"x8.5". Paper
Think of what you would have if you took detailed notes in a Rosie Kelly workshop, but in full color and more compete, and you will have this book. Rosie shares her expertise on painting papers, designing pages, and making a bound book. Step-by-step instructions take you from a blank page to a softcover book, along with inspirational insights and tips & tricks.
B2695. Solid Form of Language/Bringhurst The Solid Form of Language
By Robert Bringhurst. 2004. 80pp. 4.5"x7". Paper.
A fascinating essay on the way spoken language has been
recorded with visual symbols, beautifully presented in this small volume. Latin and Greek Alphabets, Chinese logographs, Sanskrit and Hindi or Cree and Inukitiut syllabics are discussed as well as parallels with music and mathematics. It’s thought provoking and accessible for the lay reader. Smyth-sewn. The book is jacket letterpress
printed on St Armand handmade paper.
B3871. Zentangle Untangled / Hall Zentangle Untangled: Inspiration and Prompts for Meditative Drawing by Kass Hall. 2012. 128pp. 8.25"x10.75". Paper
Following an explanation of the Zentangle process, inside you will find 12 step-by-step demonstrations showing you how to create enticing tangle patterns, followed by several examples of how to add eye-popping color to your pieces, as well as fun ways to use tangles in your art journals. Captivating pieces from Kass and a slew of other artists will further satisfy your craving for inspiration!
Inside you will find:
12 step-by-step demonstrations of tangle patterns to make getting started easy!
Different ways to introduce color, a variety of art materials, photography, and much more to your pieces.
How to take your pen-and-ink tangles to the next step by enhancing them digitally!
B3895. Dancin’ Pen / Imai Dancin’ Pen: Pen Manipulation and Beyond by Carrie Imai. 2012. 45pp. 8"x8.5". Book + DVD.
This manual teaches Carrie’s Italic and how to make the letters dance using an Automatic pen. As in her popular workshops, you learn how to manipulate your pen to create the forms with step-by-step instructions and clear exemplars. In the accompanying DVD, you are there as she demonstrates how to do it. Book is spiral-bound to lie flat. Signed. Dancing Pen.
B4021. Brilliant History of Color in Art / Finlay B4021. The Brilliant History of Color in Art by Victoria Finlay. 2014. 128pp. 9"x10.15". Hardcover
This is no dry discussion of pigments, but rather an engaging and entertaining exploration around the colors artist use and how they came to be. The author tells of Cleopatra and purple, Napoleon and the graphite pencil, cobalt blue and forged Vermeers, and much more as she brings us into her quest to uncover the origins and science of color. All is related in the warm conversational style that helped make Finlay’s earlier book on color so popular. But unlike that earlier book, this rich narrative is illustrated in full-color throughout - with 166 major works of art, most from the collections of the Getty Museum.
B4051. 500 Tangled Artworks / Krahula B4051. 500 Tangled Artworks: A Showcase of Inspired Illustrated Designs by Beckah Krahula. 2014. 176pp. 8.75"x9". Paper
This curated collection of tiles from skilled tanglers delivers exciting, beautiful, and experimental tangle art, sure to inspire you as you create your own designs. Includes basic instruction. Krahula is the author of One Zentangle a Day.
B4053. Olive Tree / Graham B4053. The Olive Tree: An Artistic Adaptation by Christine Layton Graham. 2015. 36pp. 10"x 8". Hardcover
The text of this book is an allegory on the Olive Tree that was adapted by Christine Layton Graham. The book is hand-lettered throughout by Joan Layton Merrell and illustrated by Carol Layton Ogden. Just published this spring, it is offset-printed and hardbound, and is a collaboration of three sisters. The story comes from the Book of Mormon.
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B4122. Palatino: The Natural History of a Typeface Palatino: The Natural History of a Typeface by Robert Bringhurst. 2016. 296pp. 5.6"x9". Hardcover
Robert Bringhurst takes Palatino, probably the most widely known and used of all Hermann Zapf faces, and traces its development and its history as it transforms from hot metal, through the brief interlude of film setting, and finally into the digital world, with all the permutations, refinements, and its imitations. Included with the text are over 200 illustrations – design sketches, working drawings, smoke proofs and test prints, matrices, foundry and Linotype patterns – all printed in five colors. Covers Palatino and its extended family: foundry and Linotype, Michelangelo, Sistina, Aldus, Heraklit, Phidias, Zapf Renaissance, and PostScript Palatino, Aldus Nova, and Palatino Sans.
The book is an argument, and a convincing one, that artists who create letters can, and should, be judged by the same standards and held in the same esteem as composers who write music and artists who paint on canvas. Bringhurst asks the question, "Can a penstroke or a letterform be so beautiful it will stop you in your tracks and maybe break your heart?" In this groundbreaking, seminal and totally original book, issued in an edition of 1,000 copies, he answers the question: "It can."
Accompanying the book is an eight-page signature, printed letterpress directly from handset foundry and Linotype hot metal type by Jerry Kelly.
B3798. 75 Artist Books: The Kaldewey Press / von Lucius 75 Artist Books: The Kaldewey Press, New York, A Catalogue Raisonné by Clemens von Lucius. 2011. 364pp. 6.7"x9.5". Flexcover. Note: these sale copies are shelfworn.
The Kaldewey Press, established in 1985, has produced 75 artists' books. It is one of the leading presses for contemporary artist books, and its exquisite volumes have been exhibited worldwide, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The proprietor, Gunnar A Kaldewey, has collaborated with artists such as Mischa Kuball, Jonathan Lasker, Heribert C. Ottersbach, Richard Tuttle, and Not Vital. These limited edition books have featured writers from many countries and periods, from Lao Tsu and Ovid to Samuel Beckett and Paul Celan. This profusely illustrated catalogue raisonné presents in detail all seventy-five books published to date, with individual descriptions, an introductory essay, and an interview with Gunnar A. Kaldewey. The press is located in Poestenkill, NY. Approx. 500 illustrations.