San Francisco: The Book Club of California [designed and typeset by Patrick Reagh], 2005. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 450 copies, unnumbered, folio size, 135 pp., with Errata sheet and prospectus. Fine. Item #19071202
The Federal Art Project, instigated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as part of the New Deal, was created to employ thousands of artists across the country; this publication from the Book Club of California encompases printmakers working in California, and features a diversity of style and methods. Elizabeth Seaton writes in detail about each artist, as well as the historical context in which the works were made.
This volume was printed at the shop of Patrick Reagh (b. 1948), son of Los Angeles photographer William Reagh, who has printed numerous fine press editions at his own imprint.
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter black cloth with blue cloth boards, geometric design in black on the front board, yellow lettering on the spine, black endpapers, title page in red, yellow, blue, and black with geometric design, text in double columns, photographs and facsimiles of various artists' work, most in black and white, a few in colour, throughout; Metro Gothic and Minion types, Arches Velin paper, folio size (13" by 10"), pagination: [1-7] 8-132 [133-134] [1 colophon], one of 450 copies, unnumbered. With Errata sheet and prospectus, one sheet printed in red and black, laid in. In clear mylar jacket.
___CONDITION: A fine copy; the covers clean, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; corners are very gently bumped, else fine. The Errata sheet and prospectus are fine, clean and without wear. The mylar jacket is near fine, clean overall with some light smudging, light creasing to the corners.
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