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The Resource Lives of the artists, W.S. Merwin

Lives of the artists, W.S. Merwin

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Lives of the artists, W.S. Merwin
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  • Inspired by actual events in the lives of two young men living on the Great Plains of North America during the Plains Indian Wars of 1861-1890; one, an orphaned Arapaho boy named Frank Henderson and the other, a Northern Cheyenne warrior named Little Finger Nail. Both of them recorded their past and present histories by drawing in 'ledger books'. It was a time when Plains Indian ledger book art was quickly beginning to replace the centuries-old practice of painting on hide: recording battles and feats of valor on buffalo robes, and tipis; painting their hide shields with potent symbols to provide supernatural protection--Publisher's description
  • Twelve multicolored drawings accompany Lives of the Artists. They come from a 1988 facsimile edition of Frank Henderson's drawing book--Publisher's description
  • "The type is hand set Van Dijck with Gloria for the display printed letterpress on mouldmade Frankfurt paper. The drawings are printed digitally by Karen Skove Chu using Epson UltraChrome K3 inks. The boards are covered in Hahnemuhle Ingres that has been hand marbled especially for this edition by Pamela Smith in Abiquiu, New Mexico. A second inner cover of pure Belgian flax is handmade at Cave Paper in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Design, presswork, and binding are by Carolee Campbell at Ninja Press in Sherman Oaks, California. The edition is comprised of 72 signed and numbered copies with an additional 7 hors commerce"--Colophon, page 35
  • Issued in red marbled paper boards over dark brown leather; gray endpapers; second inner cover is gray flax paper, handmade. The book measures 12 x 5.75 inches, the size of Frank Henderson's original drawing book
Dimensions
31 x 15 cm
Extent
36 pages
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is copy 26 of 72 signed and numbered copies; signed in pencil by W.S. Merwin below colophon. Purchase, Ninja Press, 2013.
Other physical details
colored illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861236854
  • ucoclc861236854
Label
Lives of the artists, W.S. Merwin
Publication
Note
  • Inspired by actual events in the lives of two young men living on the Great Plains of North America during the Plains Indian Wars of 1861-1890; one, an orphaned Arapaho boy named Frank Henderson and the other, a Northern Cheyenne warrior named Little Finger Nail. Both of them recorded their past and present histories by drawing in 'ledger books'. It was a time when Plains Indian ledger book art was quickly beginning to replace the centuries-old practice of painting on hide: recording battles and feats of valor on buffalo robes, and tipis; painting their hide shields with potent symbols to provide supernatural protection--Publisher's description
  • Twelve multicolored drawings accompany Lives of the Artists. They come from a 1988 facsimile edition of Frank Henderson's drawing book--Publisher's description
  • "The type is hand set Van Dijck with Gloria for the display printed letterpress on mouldmade Frankfurt paper. The drawings are printed digitally by Karen Skove Chu using Epson UltraChrome K3 inks. The boards are covered in Hahnemuhle Ingres that has been hand marbled especially for this edition by Pamela Smith in Abiquiu, New Mexico. A second inner cover of pure Belgian flax is handmade at Cave Paper in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Design, presswork, and binding are by Carolee Campbell at Ninja Press in Sherman Oaks, California. The edition is comprised of 72 signed and numbered copies with an additional 7 hors commerce"--Colophon, page 35
  • Issued in red marbled paper boards over dark brown leather; gray endpapers; second inner cover is gray flax paper, handmade. The book measures 12 x 5.75 inches, the size of Frank Henderson's original drawing book
Dimensions
31 x 15 cm
Extent
36 pages
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is copy 26 of 72 signed and numbered copies; signed in pencil by W.S. Merwin below colophon. Purchase, Ninja Press, 2013.
Other physical details
colored illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861236854
  • ucoclc861236854

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