Vermont: The Bird Press. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "In order to create an element of unpredictability, as well as a sense of improvisation and openness to the artistic process, each artist worked from the same series of folded photographs without knowing exactly what the other would do. In the final step the text, images, and photgraphs were combined to produce the book.
The handmade paper pages of this book were printed at least nine times each with lithographic plates and stones, copper plate etchings and specially cast metal type to achieve the visual subtlety to properly accompany Mark’s precise writing style. Among other things, the photographic elements are printed in two layers of light and middle grey, or a duotone, and the back of each sheet was printed three times in order to create shadows within the paper and blue reflected light that emanates from behind the book." (prospectus) Bound by Mark Tomlinson. Fine. Tight, bright, and unmarred. np. Illus. (color plates). Numbered limited edition of 30. Signed by the artist. Item #8769