Venice. John Craig.
Venice.
Venice.
Venice.
(Whittington Press)

Venice.

Risbury, Herefordshire: Whittington Press, 2015. Quarto. (51)pp., frenchfold. One of 285 copies, signed by the author. With over 80 wood engravings and linocuts by John Craig, including four printed on lightweight hand-made papers and tipped in, and some in color. Although Craig claims that this work is "by, and for, a Venice amateur," he masterfully captures the character of the city's nooks and crannies in these double-page spreads. The asymmetrical text and images are balanced by Craig's deliberate use of white space making the spreads seem like stage designs. This style of illustration hearkens to the work of Craig's grandfather, Edward Gordon Craig. Printed on a lightweight, hot-pressed Zerkall mould-made paper with a touch of sheen. Quarter-bound in Pirate leather with printed paper sides. Very fine, housed in slipcase. Item #28624

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