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Complete Instructions: excerpted from the Preface of Leaves of Grass, 1855 edition [Artist Book].

Tucson, AZ: Foolsgold Studio, 2022. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "The text is taken directly from the Preface, intact without breaks or rearrangement.

Complete Instructions is conceived, edited and produced as a response to social and political American life in the early 21st century, with guidance by Walt Whitman from the middle of the 19th century. The visual concepts, materials and techniques developed and employed in the edition are primarily of our time, while acknowledging the time, vision, genius and humanity of Whitman.

Each page of text is followed by a page spread which visually relates to that text, then the next page of text, visual page spread and so on.

Complete Instructions is designed and produced by Donald Glaister. Letterpress printing was done by Jessica Spring at Springtide Press, the abaca paper was made by Tom Balbo at the Morgan Conservatory. Suzanne Moore gave invaluable consultation and guidance and Camille Botelho offered her skilled hands and eyes." [artist statement]. Fine. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Black leather binding with onlays, cherry veneer wooden pages, collages of paper, metals, Mylar, and acrylic paint. Small fo. np. Edition of 15 variants, 1 deluxe artist's proof variant, 1 prototype, and 1 variant saved for fine binding, this being number 4. Item #10967

Price: $5,000.00