- (Frankfurt, Germany): Edition Schwarze Seite, (2009).
- 50 x 33 cm (foldout etching 50 x 99 cm)
- full leather with printed label, gilt on spine, paper-covered boards slipcase
- unpaginated (but 52 pages)
Price: $1,600.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 138518
Limited to 18 numbered copies signed by the artist. Slipcase has a bump along lower corner, else a fine copy in fine slipcase.
Friedrich Hölderlin, Der Ister, with five three-page etchings and a frontispiece by Eckhard Froeschlin. Set by hand in 28p Bauersche Bodoni type, and printed by Eckhard Froeschlin, on Velin d'Árches mould made paper 250 g. Handbound by Roger Green.
Hölderlin's Danube river hymn presents the river as a connection between his beloved suevian region and idealized classical Greece - or "Istros" is the Greek name for the lower danube. So the river slows over five three-page foldout etchings as a stream of poetry and water, carrying verses and symbols and figures. The etchings are accompanying Hölderlin's poem which has been handset, fitting to the immense size of the graphics, in classical, huge 28 p Bauer Bodoni type.
Established in 1991 and directed by Eckhard Froeschlin since 2012, Edition Schwarze Seite has printed various works by famed authors and artists. Froeschlin has displayed his works at numerous institutions around the world and visits many of the large fine press book fairs (including CODEX and the Frankfurt Book Fair).