1992 · Woodside, CA
by [Heyeck Press]. Yagi, Tokutaro.
8vo. Woodside, CA: The Heyeck Press, 1992. 8vo, 45 pp. Designed, hand-set printed and marbled by Robin Heyeck. The types are Centaur and Arrighi, on Mohawk Superfine paper. Grey paper wrappers, with Robin Heyeck's hand-marbled paper tipped onto upper cover. Backstrip a little sunned, internally fine. § Limited edition of 150 trade copies. "Suminagashi-zome by Tokutaro Yaki breaks with the secrecy which traditionally surrounds most Japanese crafts. As craft techniques are "industrial secrets" to be passed on only to a suitable heir, few of them have been written down. Marbling secrets, in particular, have been carefully concealed. Suminagashi-zome is the first English translation of this unique description of a Japanese marbler's specific techniques" (Forward). This translation of Yagi’s manuscript gives an account of how this great artist created his bewilderingly beautiful marbled patterns. Heyeck has put his methods to the test and emerged with subtle and alluring marbling, one example of which is tipped onto the upper cover. This work joins previous Heyeck Press publications as a valuable reference book. (Inventory #: 123678)