Sklavenitis, Triantaphyllos E. and Konstantinos Sp. Staikos (editors)
From Ancient Times to the Present
Patras was proclaimed Cultural Capital of Europe for 2006. This commemorative volume highlights important aspects of the development of the town and the intellectual and artistic expression of its inhabitants, giving prominence to the role it has played over time: that is, from the period when its mythical founder, Patreus, laid its foundations, to the present day, when it is a populous, vibrant city with a busy harbor, the 'capital' of the Peloponnese and an open gateway leading to Italy and the West in general. This volume is filled with beautiful full-color photographs and crisp drawings that help to illustrate the history of this remarkable place. English translation by David Hardy. Distributed for Kotinos Editions.
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LOST & FOUND
by Bishop, Hal.
Trade edition, one of 225 copies. Lost and Found will show all sixteen of the blocks for The Mill on the Floss for the first time, as well as reconstructing the larger palimpsest images on the reverse of the blocks. As Hal Bishop remarked in Matrix 26, 'Despite the loss of the short central section of each block, Rachel's compositional whole is easily reconstructed by the eye.'
The book will also include eighteen of her wonderfully energetic earlier engravings, showing how her style developed before she began The Mill on the Floss. Lost and Found tells the story of sixteen powerful illustrations that have remained hidden for nearly sixty years, and the highly unusual images that were sacrificed unneccessarily in the process. It brings to light the work of one of the century's most original engravers, whose work is little known partly because her financial independence made her relatively unconcerned about publicising her work.
Limited to 185 trade editions which are bound in buckram and decorated paper sides.