Skip to main content

Why artists' books? : Siri Beckman, Meryl Brater, Brian D. Cohen, Deborah Davidson, Laura Davidson, Roberta Delaney, Jean Evans, Becky Hunt, Joyce McDaniel, Peter Maden, Maria Muller, Stephanie Stigliano: PB 18-2015

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Why artists' books? : Siri Beckman, Meryl Brater, Brian D. Cohen, Deborah Davidson, Laura Davidson, Roberta Delaney, Jean Evans, Becky Hunt, Joyce McDaniel, Peter Maden, Maria Muller, Stephanie Stigliano

Maker(s)

Publisher: Harvard College Library. Dept. of Printing and Graphic Arts

Categories

Description

Published by the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Houghton Library, September 3- October 28 1993.

1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 16 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Cambridge (Mass.) ⪼ United States

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2015) by source not stated

Dating

Production date: AD 1993

Note

"This edition of Darkfire has been designed and composed electronically by Susan Colberg. The prints by Sean Caulfield and corresponding poems by Jonathan Hart were created through a collaborative process. The images were developed on intaglio plates using mezzotint, etching and chine collé. The Spill and Cup include some hand tinting with acrylic ink and Black Wind has a layer of digital printing. The typeface used is Dante, designed by Giovanni Mardersteig, and the type was printed from polymer plates. The images are printed on Somerset, Gampi and Honen and the texts on Somerset. Sean Caulfield printed the images and texts with the technical assistance of Steven Dixon (letterpress), Marc Siegner (digital printing) and graduate students in the printmaking program at the University of Alberta." --colophon. Unbound sheets in a Japanese silk case. Limited ed. of 5 copies of which the Museum has no 4.

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Illustrations

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production

Chine collé
Printing
Mezzotint

Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 18-2015
Primary reference Number: 222739
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Wednesday 25 October 2017 Updated: Wednesday 25 October 2017 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Why artists' books? : Siri Beckman, Meryl Brater, Brian D. Cohen, Deborah Davidson, Laura Davidson, Roberta Delaney, Jean Evans, Becky Hunt, Joyce McDaniel, Peter Maden, Maria Muller, Stephanie Stigliano" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/222739 Accessed: 2024-07-19 09:52:42

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/222739 |title=Why artists' books? : Siri Beckman, Meryl Brater, Brian D. Cohen, Deborah Davidson, Laura Davidson, Roberta Delaney, Jean Evans, Becky Hunt, Joyce McDaniel, Peter Maden, Maria Muller, Stephanie Stigliano |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-07-19 09:52:42|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-222739

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...