gray cloth with darker gray morocco spine printed in palladium, publisher's slipcase
1996 · Washington, D.C.
by Rand, Harry
Washington, D.C.: Dov Press, 1996. gray cloth with darker gray morocco spine printed in palladium, publisher's slipcase. Dov Press. 4to. gray cloth with darker gray morocco spine printed in palladium, publisher's slipcase. (iv), 31, (3) pages. Limited to 55 numbered copies, this is one of 25 regular signed copies. With ten original lithographs by Elaine Kurtz. Eight full-page lithographs handpulled by Judith Solodkin in collaboration with the artist at Solo Impressions, New York, with two double-page images of approximately 14" x 20"; many images required multiple plates and the artist's hand appliqué of color and mica. Design and typography of the book by Jerry Kelly, with the text printed letterpress by the Stinehour Press, Lunenberg, Vermont. The typeface is Robert Slimbach's Minion. Paper for both text and images is Heavyweight Rives BFK 250 gsm. Each print has a Japanese paper overlay imprinted with a short segment from the text. Sewn and hand bound by Judi Conant.
Harry Rand is a poet, author and art curator. The Clouds is Elaine Kurtz's first illustrated book and is in the collections of the Library of Congress, Wellesley College, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Clouds blends different voices of many personalities in numerous short observations - like movements in music. The stories and epigrams describe humanity and the world. The book contains much beauty and poignancy, with a text to compliment the superbly luminous images of Elaine Kurtz's lithographs.
(Inventory #: 61409)