New Artists’ Books in Special Collections

Two new books have been added to the artists’ books in Special Collections/University Archives.

The Lost Journals of Sacajewea, a collaborative work between author and poet Debra Magpie Earling, and printer, Peter Koch. The poem is inspired by the Lewis and Clark expedition and Native American life. Printed on handmade paper and with specially designed paper for the covers. The spine is decorated with beading, bullet shells, and stripes of paint with the handmade paper covers reminiscent of buffalo hide. Signed by the artist and printer, Peter Koch. Issued in a numbered edition of 65 with the Bertrand Library’s copy number 33.

Artist Ruth Lingen of Poote Press, Brooklyn, NY (2004) illustrates Guillaume Apollinaire’s poem, The Hills from Calligrammes: Poems of Peace and War (1913-1916), which has been edited and translated by Anne Greet. The typography, images, printing, and binding are the work of the artist.  Paper is a vintage handmade Barcham Green with hand coloring using Provence pigments.  The book is housed in a handmade velvet pouch with a tassel.  Issued in a numbered edition of 36 with the the Bertrand Library’s copy number 4.

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