VERSO: A MAGAZINE FOR THE BOOK AS A WORK OF ART (COMPLETE RUN).

  • Malvern East, Australia: Verso Magazine, 2015-2017.
  • 8.25 x 11.75 inches
  • self cover, saddle stitched
  • 20, 24, 24, 24, 32 pages

Price: $130.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 130093

What they say about Verso on the announcement of the end of its run...

"The many essays included in the run of issues remain a valuable record of activity and will be a boon to future researchers."
- Des Cowley, State Library of Victoria (Australia)

"I would recognize your magazine as one of the best designed special interest magazines I've seen during my career. I mourn that it's no longer going to be published."
- Craig Jobson, Larksparrow Press (USA)

"You made such a wonderful gift to the world of book artists and printers."
- Richard Wagener, Mixolydian Editions (USA)

Verso, a magazine for the Book as a Work of Art
, is based on the idea that a book may reach the level of art from any origin, impulse, technology, or cultural location. Largely based in Australia and New Zealand, every issue also featured works from the international scene. Each essay is on a single work or printer and includes books by Robin Price, Timothy Ely, Julie Chen, Sue Anderson & Gwen Harrison, Susan Johanknecht, Bruno Leti, Alessandro Zanella, Sabine Golde, Tara McLeod, Denise Campbell, Carolee Campbell, The Codex Foundation and others. Illustrated in color throughout.

Verso 1: Marian Crawford on Sue Anderson & Gwen Harrison (Australia), Alex Selenitsch on Alchimie du Verbe (Codex, California), R D Wood on Bruno Leti (Australia), Peter Vangioni on Brendan O'Brien (New Zealand), and Alan Loney on the late Alessandro Zanella (Italy).

Verso 2: Marian Crawford on Sabine Golde (Germany), Alan Loney on Timothy Ely (New York), Francis McWhannell on Elizabeth Steiner (New Zealand), Derek Lamb on Sheree Kinlyside (Australia), R D Wood on Max Gimblett (New Zealand / New York), and Alan Loney on Tara McLeod (New Zealand).

Verso 3: Alex Selenitsch on Denise Campbell (Australia), Jason Dewinetz on Curwen Press / Barbarian Press (England and Canada), Derek Lamb on Donald Friend / Croft Press (Australia), Ian Morrison on The New Albion Press (Australia), Peter Vangioni on The Frayed Frisket Press (New Zealand), and Alan Loney on Robin Price's Love in the Time of War (Connecticut).

Verso 4: Alan Loney on Carolee Campbell (Ninja Press, California), Carolee Campbell on Alan Loney (Electio Editions, Australia), Gregory O'Brien on Bill Manhire/Ralph Hotere (Otakau Press, New Zealand), Marian Crawford on Susan Johanknecht (Gefn Press, London), Derek Lamb on Angela Gardner (Light-trap Press, Australia), Alan Loney on a book by calligrapher Dave Wood (Australia).

Verso 5: Marian Crawford on Julie Chen (Flying Fish Press, California), Alan Loney on The Windsor Press (1926-1943 in San Francisco), Angela Garder on Sheree Kinlyside (Red Rag Press, Australia), Richard Seibert on Norman McKnight (Philoxenia Press, California), Ian Morrison on Derek Lamb (Officina Athelstane, Australia), Phil Day on the artist book (essay, Australia), and Alan Loney on Robert Summers (The Escutcheon Press, Australia).

VERSO: A MAGAZINE FOR THE BOOK AS A WORK OF ART (COMPLETE RUN). Alan Loney.