SHIRLEY JONES AND THE RED HEN PRESS.
(Red Hen Press). Patkus, Ronald D.
A bibliography by Ronald D. Patkus with commentary by the artist.
- Poughkeepsie, NY: Vassar College, 2013.
- 8.5 x 11 inches
- 80 pages
- ISBN 9780615732435 / Order Nr. 115659
- Price: $24.95 other currencies
Shirley Jones, printmaker, etcher, published poet, and self-taught letterpress printer, founded the Red Hen Press imprint in 1983, though she has been publishing artist's books to critical acclaim since 1975. This bibliography celebrates the Press's thirtieth anniversary, and serves as an accompaniment to exhibitions of Shirley Jones's books taking place at Vassar College, the University of Vermont, Smith College, and Swarthmore College throughout 2013. The entries are each preceded by notes written by Shirley Jones. She offers comments about various aspects of the production of individual editions. These notes offer the artist's unique perspective on three decades of bookmaking. Each entry consists of collation data, a list of contents, typographical data, the paper used, binding type, and more. Every entry is also accompanied by a full color illustration from the discussed title.