Suminagashi-zome. Translation by Kyoko Muecke. Wood Engravings by Rik Olson. Marbling by Robin Heyeck.

Woodside, CA: Heyeck Press, 1991. Royal 8vo, 57 pp. With 3 wood engravings and 13 hand-marbled samples. Original hand-marbled silk broadcloth, grey slipcase, new. Limited to 200 copies. “Dictated in 1913 by Kyoto marbler [Yagi] this historically important account of his marbling secrets covers colors, tools, water, chemicals, and techniques, including directions for twenty suminagashi patterns. . . . printed letterpress with handset 16 point Centaur and Arrighi type on dampened handmade Twinrocker paper which was created especially for this edition” (Prospectus). This translation of Yagi’s manuscript gives an account of how this great artist created his bewilderingly beautiful marbled patterns. Heyeck has put his methods to the test and emerged with a collection of some of the subtlest and most alluring marbling. This work joins previous Heyeck Press publications as a valuable reference book. Item #107214

Price: $1,250.00

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