Direction of the road
Le Guin, Ursula K.
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PS3562.E42 D474 2007
Short story, copyright 1974; first appeared in Orbit 14, from The wind's twelve quarters; " ... printed letterpress at Foolscap Press. The typeface is Monotype Bembo cast at the Michael Bixler Press & Letterfoundry ... the text paper ... is Linen Wrapper, and the Greek Umbrella cover paper. The mirror was made at the Press using plastic tubing and reflective polymer. The portfolio box was made at Foolscap Bindery and is covered in Japanese cloth. The edition is limited to 120 numbered copies ..."--Colophon; "The art on this portfolio box is an original woodcut by Aaron Johnson. It is done in a form called anamorphic art ... The image may be viewed by removing the mirrored cylinder from its elastic stays and standing it on end within the printed circle on the woodcut. The "corrected" image can then be seen reflected in the mirror. The woodcut, handprinted by Aaron Johnson at Foolscap Press ... signed by the artist."--Bottom of portfolio box; Letterpress printed artist's book sewn in 3 signatures into ridged paper wrapper. Long-stitch exposed on the spine. Paper oak leaves collaged on verso of text pages. Issued in a green print cloth-covered portfolio box with an original woodcut illustration in anomorphic art form attached to one side; a mirror made of plastic tubing and reflective polymer to view the woodcut attached to center of box spine
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PS3562.E42 D474 2007 Image 1
Johnson, AaronBixler, Michael, Printer