SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE (LEC, SIGNED) FULL LEATHER ARTIST'S BINDING, RICK TUTTLE. DECORATIONS BY VALENTI ANGELO 10 X 15 FORMAT signed binding. Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barret Browning. With an introduction by Louis Untermeyer and with decorations drawn by Valenti Angelo for the members of The Limited Editions Club : New York, 1948. This is the original version in the oversized 10 by 15 format with the ornamental initial caps designed and executed by Valenti Angelo in red, blue and gold ink.
It has been reprinted many times in smaller formats without the gold leaf. Signed by Angelo on the limitations page.
This copy has been fully bound in lamb skiver over sculpted boards. The Bookbinding is by book artist Rick Tuttle and is signed and dated 2015 by him and comes with a signed artist's statement."Let me count the ways". "Motivated by Marcel Duchamp's attempts to elevate the object into art and William Blake's efforts to remake his world and James Joyce's efforts to include all culture and all action in one whole: Motivated by the ongoing conversation of Jazz musicians between its earliest practitioners and its most avant garde practitioners: Motivated by the great world library of "what we are as extolled by Jorge Luis Borges: Motivated by the desire to live in a world that is conscious of itself and conscious of its ability to create itself: I create these art objects out of books in order be surrounded by a physical environment that reflects the world of ideas I want to live in. Rick Tuttle's works can be found in Libraries, Universities, Galleries and Private collections. See many of his works by searching Rick (or Richard) Tuttle, Bookbinding.
The item "SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE (LEC, SIGNED) FULL LEATHER ARTIST'S BINDING SIGNED" is in sale since Thursday, March 09, 2017. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "rt1745" and is located in Three Oaks, Michigan.This item can be shipped worldwide.