THE BOOK DECORATIONS OF THOMAS LOWINSKY. Colin Myers.
THE BOOK DECORATIONS OF THOMAS LOWINSKY.
THE BOOK DECORATIONS OF THOMAS LOWINSKY.
THE BOOK DECORATIONS OF THOMAS LOWINSKY.

THE BOOK DECORATIONS OF THOMAS LOWINSKY.

(Incline Press).
  • Oldham: Incline Press, 2001.
  • large 4to.
  • half cloth with pattern paper-covered boards, cloth-covered slipcase with paper spine label
  • (ii), 120, (4) pages

Price: $225.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 64608

One of 245 numbered copies, from a total issue of 250. Often labeled as surrealist, the unusual, sometimes even bizarre visual images created by Lowinsky combined with his cool, jazz-age wit and dedication to making his shapes suit the pages with which they were associated, produced some of the finest books of the 1920s and 30s. The body of the book traces the development of Lowinsky's book decorations, evaluating both contemporary and modern reviews and prospectuses. Ninety illustrations, two of which are hand colored. Includes a memoir by his daughter, Katherine Thirkell and a full bibliography prepared by Oliver Clark, which includes details of variant bindings and U.S. editions. Printed on acid-free Magnani paper with various hand and mould made papers used for the plates to approximate the originals as much as possible. Bound by hand in the workshop of Stephen Conway using a new printing of one of Lowinsky's Curwen designs to cover the boards. Slipcase bumped at head of spine.