Raymond Duncan: Printer, Expatriate, Eccentric Artist

By: Adela Spindler Roatcap

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Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 196. LIMITED EDITION of 400 copies, designed and printed at the Hillside Press, San Francisco. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/8 inches. [vi], (x), (46) pp. Half-title, black-and-white frontispiece portrait, line drawing of Raymond Duncan in brick-red ink on title page, 7 plates, 1 figure, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, printed paper spine and front cover labels (the latter is illustrated), decorative end-papers; binding square and tight. Original prospectus included. KJ319-196. Fine. Raymond Duncan was Isadora Duncan's brother, and a talented artist and craftsman who claimed that printing was his preferred occupation. This volume contains the only biographical account of Duncan's multi-faceted career, which included philosopher, common leader, activist, pacifist, dancer and theorist, poet, playwright, actor, musician, musicologist, graphic artist, typographer, gallerist, artist, spinner, weaver, textile artist and fashion designer. He is perhaps best-known for his preferred attire; a homespun antique Greek tunic. Professor Adela Roatcap lived and studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina, before graduating from UC Berkeley in 1966 with a double major in the History of Art and Cultural Anthropology. She received her MA from the University of Oregon in 1969, with a thesis on the History of Spanish/Italian Renaissance Art, and her Ph.D. as a Kress Fellow from Stanford, with a dissertation on Russian Medieval Art. REFERENCE: Harlan, The Two Hundredth Book, No. 196. This is the fifth book supported by the Special Fund established at the Book Club of California in memory of Dorothy and David Magee.

Title: Raymond Duncan: Printer, Expatriate, Eccentric Artist

Author Name: Adela Spindler Roatcap

Categories: Book Club of California,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Book Club of California: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, As Issued.

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: KJ319-196

Keywords: Raymond Duncan Printer Expatriate Eccentric Artist, Adela Spindler Roatcap, Book Club of California, Fine Press, Isadora Duncan