Birds in Paradise

By: Joseph J. D'Ambrosio (1934-2009)

Price: $1,800.00

Quantity: 1 available


LIMITED EDITION of 50 numbered copies, this is copy number 26, SIGNED AND NUMBERED by D'Ambrosio on the title page. "This edition has been set in 18 pt. Centaur type and printed on a Vandercook no. 4 proof press at The Woman's Graphic Center, Los Angeles, California, by D'Ambrosio who also created the binding." Colophon. 8vo. 9 x 6 inches. [40] pp. Every page in this book is a two-ply laminate that allows for the many decorative paper inlays enhancing the text, printed on Mohawk Letterpress paper, most of the inlays being marbled papers of western origin; text clean, unmarked. Binding consists of a black and gold leather frame, the spine is composed of vertical bamboo rods held together with various colored sewing threads which are of different colors so that one can more easily follow their path from each signature fold, around a bamboo rod, and back again into the fold of the next signature, based on a Japanese four-needle binding, but modified, the rest of the binding consists of a frame covered in black kid leather with gold leather "Tokyo" corners in which is inserted a serigraph on both front and rear board which is in turn covered under a pane of clear glass; binding square and tight. This copy comes in a two-part box with an open side that reveals the spine of the book which was the original issue of the book, but later D'Ambrosio issued copies in clam-shell boxes; box with shelf wear. SIGNED BY D'AMBROSIO on the title page. SCARCE. Very Good. This work attempts to "take the reader onto and into a work of art - in this case a Japanese screen - and we - the reader and the writer together - meditate on the disciplines an artist must maintain to create a work of art using form, color, and composition, and compare that to the conduct we must use as individuals in creating our own lives as a space in which we can cope and survive." Memoir of Book Design. REFERENCE: D'Ambrosio, Memoir of Book Design, pp. 72-76.

Title: Birds in Paradise

Author Name: Joseph J. D'Ambrosio (1934-2009)

Illustrator: Joseph J. D

Categories: Artist's Book,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Joseph J. D'Ambrosio: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: JAR1018-001

Keywords: Joseph J. D'Ambrosio, Birds in Paradise, Artist's Book, Limited Edition