New World Suite: A Poem in Four Movements for Three Voices / Robert Bringhurst; Hedi Kyle; Barbara Henry; Ana Paula Cordeiro; Nancy Loeber; Laurel Parker; The Center for Book Arts

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Identifier: FA.OSS4.0920
Object type: Boxed sets
Dimensions: overall [exterior box]: 44 x 43 x 10 cm;;case [each]: 31 x 22.5;;book [each]: 31 x 21 cm
Creation dates: 2005
Designed by: Hedi Kyle
Paper made by: Zerkall Mill
Printed by: Barbara Henry
Published by: Center for Book Arts
Published in association with: Center for Book Arts 30th Anniversary
Typography by: Giovanni Mardersteig
Center for Book Arts Thirtieth Anniversary Publication. Number 70 in an Edition of 75, signed by the poet, printer, designer and (?). This work consists of a large box with a triangular flap lid structure that contains four separate pamphlet bound books. Each book is housed within a case that is inset and also attached to the large box. The top black case has a letterpress printed, tipped in title/author panel; interior title page, "First Voice (viola)...". The second case is covered with ochre cloth, with blue wrappers; interior title page, "Second voice (violin)", the third is covered in blue cloth, with blue wrappers; interior title page, "Third Voice (cello)..." and the fourth is covered in black cloth, with orange wrappers; interior title page, "Afterword, List of Subscribers, Colophon...". Each case folds out so that each reader would be facing each other. The text of three of the books is a color coded and overprinted "score" (in black, ocher and blue inks), to indicate where each spoken voice would overlap, pause and /or provide counterpoint in a polyphonic vocal trio.,"This edition of New World Suite Number Three consists of four parts, designed by Robert Bringhurst, housed in a structure designed by Hedi Kyle. Michael and Winifred Bixler set the text in Monotype at their foundry in Skaneateles, New York. The edition was printed by Barbara Henry on a Vandercook SP-20 proof press (serial 26880) at the Center for Book Arts in New York City. Mirah von Wicht, with the assistance of Jennifer Bantz Bittle, Ana Cordeiro, Nancy Loeber and Linda Trimbath, constructed the cases and bound the books at Michael Roger Press in Middlesex, New Jersey, and at the Center for Book Arts in New York City. The type is Monotype Dante, designed in Verona in the early 1950s by Giovanni Mardersteig, based on Mardersteig's detailed study of the work of Francesco Griffo. The initial version of the type was cut by hand in the rue de la Glaciere, Paris, in 1954 by Charles Malin. The paper is Frankfort Cream, mould made at the Zerkall mill in the Kall Valley, southwest of Koln, Germany."--Colophon.,See FA.DVD1.0920 for a digitized VHS recording of a performance of this work.