Illuminations. An Acrostic Martyrology. Mezzo and Mezzotints and Illuminated Print Marginalia.

Illuminations. An Acrostic Martyrology. Mezzo and Mezzotints and Illuminated Print Marginalia.
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Northampton, MA: Double Elephant Press, 2014. Large 4to (9 x 11.5 ins.), 29 leaves with 13 relief etchings (including the calligraphy) with hand painted marginalia, around a passe partout, revealing the 13 mezzotints of invented martyrs. Bound in molded board covered in more relief etchings and edged with copper. In copper-lined black cloth tray case, spine titled in copper. As new. Limited to 40 copies; this is copy 19. An amazing artist’s book, complex in design and production and beautifully produced on hand-made paper by Katie MacGregor, binding by Jennifer Taub, art, coloring and printing by Michael Kuch. "The work revolves around thirteen images of imaginary icons who are martyred by symbols of their own enlightenment. One is impaled by shafts of ineluctable light, and another, lifted to glory by the stones of critics. These images are mezzotints with further etching -- hence Kuch is calling them "mezzo e mezzotints." In the manner of an illuminated manuscript, the thirteen martyrs are surrounded by tangential marginalia. This decorative imagery predominantly reference post-enlightenment science. The marginalia and text are composed of nearly 100 small relief-etchings. These are individually painted by Kuch using hand-made watercolors from Kremer pigments.The marginalia and text appear on the page preceding each martyr with a window cut in it. This allows for viewing of the martyr with the colorful marginalia as well as on its own in stark black and white when the page is turned." (Artist’s statement and The Veatchs note on their copy). (Item Id: 110767)

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