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083 - C5-2/3
On the Art of Painting
Annette Senneby (illustrated by)
Jalaluddin Mohammad Rumi (text by)
Zahra Partovi (interpreted by)
Vincent Fitzgerald & Company; New York, USA
1989
205mm, oblong
unpaged
Edition: #29/50
Inscription: Signed by the artists.
Notes: Shaped book. Description by the bookseller: "On Rives Johannot and Dieu Donne handmade paper. Illustrated with a continuous etched line that extends across the box housing the book, across the covers and endpapers and on each page of text, in white on the mottled endpapers lining the box and the endpapers of the book, in charcoal gray on the white text. The line crosses the pages in various directions - now going diagonally up, now down. The strong etched line can be seen through the pages forming a ghostly pattern on the viewed page. This mirrors Rumi's parable of the painting contest between the ancient Greeks and Chinese. The text is repeated in Persian calligraphy after the English text, divided by a rust-colored paper insert, but the etched line continues. The text is printed in gray ink by Daniel Keleher at Wild Carrot Letterpress. The etchings were accomplished by Marjorie Van Dyke and M'Lis Bartlett at The Printmaking Workshop. The Persian calligraphy is by Zahra Partovi. Bound by Zahra Partovi: Black silk with blind etched line on diagonal as are the covers, forming a trapezoid. Housed in a black linen trapezoid box with a steel panel set into both covers covering the entire surface but for a small border. The steel panels are etched with a continuous line".






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