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The Shepherdess and the Chimneysweep [Artist Book].

San Francisco, CA: Deeply Game Publications, 2014. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Andrew Rottner collaborated on this tribute to printing’s golden age. The story, by Christina Lauritsen, mis-remembers H.C. Andersen’s classic tale of the same name, transforming it into a story of revelation and madness.  The visual progression of the book mirrors the plot, pitting the beauty of the decorative arts against the intense and unpredictable messiness of human experience. This book confronts the inevitability of loss and bows to intellectual freedom and its attendant risks.[artist statement]
Images (drawn by Andrew Rottner) and text letterpressed on to archival pigment printed backgrounds. The book features two 26 wide foldouts. Fine. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Indigo brocade cloth binding with a gold floral pattern, recessed front panel with marbled paper onlay decorative elements, printed paper spine label, fold-out plates, tipped in marbled paper. 8vo. np. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Limited edition of 55 copies. Item #10984

Price: $900.00