Item #CNAP015 The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Michael Graves, Artist.
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1984. Graves, Michael. Limited Edition. Hardcover. 10 by 6-1/2 inches, 182 pages. The text is composed in Monotype Goudy Light with Piehler capitals and figures for display. The paper is French mouldmade Rives buff. Photo-engravings printed in terra-cotta, titling and chapter numbers in blue-green. The binding has a blue-green cloth spine and corners, with printed grey paper over boards, in slipcase with cloth edges and paper sides. Signed by the artist. Special edition of 50 copies (total edition 400). New. Item #CNAP015

Diana Ketcham, who was the book review editor and architecture critic for the "Oakland Tribune", had read that the favorite book of the well-known architect Michael Graves was "The Great Gatsby" and that he reread the novel every year. Hoyem and Ketcham visited Graves at his office in Princeton, New Jersey....and Graves liked the idea of making drawings for Gatsby. Hoyem told Graves to imagine himself as Gatsby's architect and draw the buildings and grounds, the furniture and fixtures, the landscaping, automobiles, and cocktail glasses of East and West Egg and New York City, and the gas station and pool where characters meet their ends, but none of the characters themselves, who are left to the reader's imagination.

This one of the fifty (and the last remaining copy) of the special edition, with the book housed in a green cloth box with a recessed lid displaying a cast sculptural relief by Graves of Gatsby's estate, in a terra cotta-like material, with one original Graves drawing from the book, matted and signed. Prospectus loosely laid in.

___CONDITION: The book, prospectus, drawing and box are all new, made available by the publisher. The book, prospectus and original, matted drawing are fine; the labels on the sides of the box lid with very light rubbing.

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Price: $15,000.00