THE BOOK AS A WORK OF ART, THE CRANACH PRESS OF COUNT HARRY KESSLER.

(Cranach Press).
  • Berlin and Williamstown, MA: Triton Verlag and the Chapin Library, Williams College, 2005.
  • 4to.
  • cloth, slipcase
  • 456 pages.
  • ISBN: 3935518669

Price: $290.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 88729

First edition in English (from the 2004 German edition). The Cranach Press, though located in Germany, was inspired by and became an integral product of the English private press movement. Following advice from Emery Walker, new typefaces were drawn by Edward Johnston and cut by Edward Prince and George Friend; then Harry Gage-Cole was called in as pressman to print the wood-engravings of Gordon Craig, Eric Gill, and Aristide Maillol. Their work is recorded in this lavishly illustrated book. The Book as a Work of Art includes Essays by John Dreyfus, Anne Hyde Greet, Gunnar Kaldewey, J.D. Brinks, Renate Müller-Krumbach, Lindsay Newman, among others, with extensive documentation and a new and illustrated bibliography of the Cranach Press. Designed by Sabine Golde and John Dieter Brinks, in a black slip-case.

Distributed for Triton Verlag, Berlin, Germany and Chapin Library of the Williams College, Williamstown, MA.

THE BOOK AS A WORK OF ART, THE CRANACH PRESS OF COUNT HARRY KESSLER. John Dieter Brinks.