Why Richard Hoffman Said, "I Hate Miniature Books"

By: Ethan B. Lipton

Price: $85.00

Quantity: 20 available

Book Condition: New


Miniature Book. LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies designed and composed digitally by Ethan Lipton in Garamond text type, Loxley display type, and with Granjon Arabesques attributed to Robert Granjon in the sixteenth century, printed letterpress from polymer plates by Norman Clayton at Classic Letterpress, and bound by Mariana Blau. 2 15/16 x 2 3/8 inches. (94) pp. Half-title, title page printed in burgundy and gold with typographic ornaments, typographic ornaments in colors throughout, bibliography of miniature books printed by Richard J. Hoffman including reproductions of front covers and title pages, bibliography for further reading about Richard Hoffman's work; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped burgundy cloth, end-papers of Hoffman-Urbac hand-made paper; binding square and tight. Fine. In this volume, Ethan Lipton, nationally recognized leader in technology education and graphic communications at California State University, Los Angeles, pays tribute to his mentor in the printing arts, Richard J. Hoffman (1912-1989). Lipton traces the tension between Hoffman's contradictory statements about his attitudes towards miniature books and Hoffman's production of 15 tiny tomes for some of the most well-known authors and publishers of Southern California's Small Renaissance of the twentieth century. Profits from the sale of this book will be donated in support of the educational programs of the International Printing Museum in Carson, CA.

Title: Why Richard Hoffman Said, "I Hate Miniature Books"

Author Name: Ethan B. Lipton

Categories: Miniature Book,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Venice, CA, Ethan B. Lipton: 2018

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: HR819-001

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