Quotations on Zen. John Cage.
Quotations on Zen.
Quotations on Zen.
Quotations on Zen.
Quotations on Zen.
(Kaldewey Press)

Quotations on Zen.

Poestenkill, NY: Kaldewey Press, 2015. (16)ff. Kaldewey Press Volume 83. From an edition of forty-five copies, this is one of ten deluxe copies signed by the artist, with an extra suite of illustrations on Japanese paper. The text, printed on translucent hemp paper, is accompanied by twelve wood- and metal-cut illustrations reminiscent of water and sky, wood and earth. In the early 1990s, Gunnar Kaldewey agreed to work on a book together with John Cage titled "Observations on Zen," but the collaboration was unrealized due to Cage's death in 1992. More than twenty years later, Kaldewey decided to finish the project, using quotations from Cage's work for the text. In the deluxe binding by Thomas Zwang of soft yellow calf and an ebony wood spine sewn with light blue thread. Three grommets along the front show silver metal at their centers, and the inside covers are lined with translucent teal-patterned paper over gray. In contrast to the bold colors of the main volume, the accompanying suite highlights subtle textures. A fibrous handmade paper cover reveals a smooth, crisp title page, which in turn cradles the cottony pages of the suite. The first illustration is signed, and the rest are stamped with a red chop mark. The book and suite are housed together in a gilt-stamped gray slipcase. Mint. Item #26592

Price: $3,250.00

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