PETER LAZAROV, A SELECTION OF ENGRAVINGS WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE ARTIST.
Endgrain Editions Three.
- Mission, BC: Barbarian Press, 2003.
- quarter sienna leather with patterned paper-covered boards, gold-stamped leather label on spine, slipcase
- 132 pages
Price: $2,900.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 74609
Privately printed in an edition of 190 copies, of which this book is one of 60 copies handbound by Simone Mynen and containing a signed and numbered proof of the frontispiece in a handmade paper folder. Prospectus loosely inserted. Fine in fine slipcase.
With an introduction by Lazarov, a Publisher's Foreword by Crispin Elsted and a Printer's Note by Jan Elsted. A volume of approximately fifty engravings by Lazarov, a Bulgarian-born wood engraver. His unique and striking work displays "an immaculate and detailed technique sometimes reminiscent of 19th century steel engraving." Lazarov's disparate range of influences include Classical architecture and statuary, Japanese block printing, Russian Constructivism, and Surrealism. For the frontispiece of this book he combined traditional wood engraving with a background of pressboard printed in contrasting colors. The artist is also responsible for the abstract pattern found on the covers. Designed and type set by Crispin Elsted. The type is Joanna, with Optima for display; it is printed on mouldmade wove papers from Zerkall Mill. The engravings were all printed from the wood by Jan Elsted. This is the first of the Endgrain Editions to appear in the larger format.