The Life and Times of Jo Mora: Iconic Artist of the American West

By: Peter Hiller (b. 1969)

Price: $1,300.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New


Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 238. Folio. 12 1/4 x 9 inches. (xxiv), 192 pp. Half-title, black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Mora, title page printed in 3 colors, profusely illustrated in color, sepia and black-and-white, lists of Mora sculptures, art installations, and exhibitions, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Quarter brown leather, beige linen over boards, inset in front cover with photographic portrait of Mora, spine titled in gilt, brown cloth-covered slip case with gilt-titled spine; binding square and tight. Includes a paper portfolio with 2 limited edition color reproductions of Mora cartes, California and Evolution of the Cowboy. SIGNED by the author, the editor, and the printer on the colophon. 9419-002. Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 50 deluxe copies, this is number 33, SIGNED by Peter Hiller, Gail Jones, and Norman Clayton on the colophon, designed and letterpress printed by Norman Clayton of Classic Letterpress in Ojai, CA using Adobe Kepler type on Mohawk Superfine paper, offset printing by Global Interprint in Santa Rosa, CA, and hand bound by Klaus Rotzscher of Pettingell Book Bindery, Berkeley, CA. Edited by Gail Jones, with an Afterword by Gary F. Kurutz. This is the first definitive biography of Jo Mora (1876-1947), the "Uruguayan-born American cartoonist, comics artist, illustrator and cowboy, who lived with the Hopi and wrote extensively about his experiences in California. Mora was an artist-historian, sculptor, painter, photographer, illustrator, muralist and author. He has been called the 'Renaissance Man of the West.'" Wikipedia. Hiller provides an entre into the personal life of this versatile author and artist through extensive quotations from Mora's notes, personal letters, journal entries, and sketches.

Title: The Life and Times of Jo Mora: Iconic Artist of the American West

Author Name: Peter Hiller (b. 1969)

Illustrator: Jo Mora (1876-1947)

Categories: Book Club of California,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, The Book Club of California: 2019

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 9419-002

Keywords: Peter Hiller, The Life and Times of Jo Mora Iconic Artist of the American West, Book Club of California, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Gail Jones, Norman Clayton, Classic Letterpress, Klaus Rotzscher, Pettingell Book Bindery, Gary F. Kurutz