Title Suminagashi-zome. Translation by Kyoko Mueke. Wood Engravings by Rik Olson. Marbling by Robin Heyeck.
Book Condition Collectible: Like New
Edition First Edition
Publisher Woodside, CA: Heyeck Press, 1991
Seller ID GG218-002
LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies, this is number 8, designed, hand set, printed, and marbled by Robin Heyeck, using Centaur and Arrighi types and printed on handmade Twinrocker paper made especially for this book, binding by Klaus Rotzscher Bookbinders. 4to. 10 11/16 x 7 11/16 inches. 55,  pp. Double-page title page printed on marbled paper, 12 marbled paper samples, 3 wood engravings by Rik Olson, glossary; text clean, unmarked. Full hand-marbled silk over boards, silver leather spine label titled in silver, slip case; binding square and tight. Fine. Tokutaro Yagi was based in Kyoto in the nineteenth century and was recognized as the master of Japanese marbling. His technique involved floating colors and carefully manipulating them by blowing on them directly or through a straw, fanning the colors, or carefully using a human hair to stir the colors. In 1913, Yagi dictated this book to a professor at a Kyoto textile college in order to preserve his special suminagashi techniques. The text describes colors, tools, water, chemicals and techniques for marbling paper and silk. Includes directions for creating twenty different suminagashi patterns.
Tokutaro Yagi, Suminagashi-zome, Kyoko Mueke, Rik Olson, Robin Heyeck, Heyeck Press, Limited Edition, Fine Press, Marbled Paper, Klaus Rotzscher