Melville, Herman; Buchta, Wolfgang (artist).
Bartleby the Scrivener.
Vienna: Wolfgang Buchta, 2011. Limited Edition. Hardcover. “In 2009 July, the graphic structure of the newspaper gave me the impulse to draw over it. Then I thought this background was the ideal way for Bartleby. After this decision, I wrote the text by hand. August-December 2009. Drawings on the newspaper, 70 pieces, used 57, Jannuary-May 2010. Mounted text and drawings together, June 2010. Gerie Reumiller did the scans and filtered the grey tone of the newspaper, 59 pieces, July 2010. Prepared for the computer to plate process, July 2010. Started printing the aluminum plates by hand on the lithopress, August-November 2010. Started preparing and printing the second color on stone, December-April 2011. Coloring the prints with watercolor, May-August 2011. Bound the first 10 copies in September 2011.” (Wolfgang Buchta, Vienna, 2011) Handmade paper by Gangolf Ulbricht, binding by Brigitte Kozumplik. Fine. Item #7623 Tight, bright, and unmarred. Printed paper boards. Small 4to. 120pp. Illus. (hand-color and b/w plates). Numbered limited edition of 30 copies + 3 APs (copies 1–20 aluminum plate prints and color stone lithographs on white rag paper, copies 21–30 aluminum plate prints on yellow paper from flax/linen).