Laborabosco Press ~ Italy
(Piera Luisolo)

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Piera Luisolo is a painter, illustrator and graphic designer. She is based in Turin, Italy. She is co-founder of Artismap and founder of Atelier BiBi Editions & Education.
Breve Introduzione alla tenica della

(Drypoint - Point Séche)
By Piera Luisolo
Torino, Italy: Atelier BiBi, 2009. Edition of 20.

10.5 x 13.75"; 4 leaves. Letterpress printed. One original engraving. Text in Italian, French, and English. Handprinted paper over boards. Tipped on label.

Brief technical text regarding the technique of drypoint.

Piera Luisolo: "For several years I have taught privately graphic and painting techniques. ...The method is the same as that allowed me to grow artistically, [through] practical demonstration, patience, and flexibility. The path is different for each but all provide a rational and analytical approach, a deep understanding of materials and subjects. A crucial step in the conquest of freedom of expression."

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S-Oggetti [S-Objects]
By Piera Luisolo
Torino, Italy: Laborabosco Press, 2008. One-of-a-Kind.

9 x 13"; 8 pages. Eight original watercolors on antique paper. Linocut on front board. Bound in paper over boards with cloth spine. Hand-stitched binding.

Piera Luisolo: "This is a short list of objects and simple still life sets usually painted in [my] painting classes."

Handwritten in paint on the last page (colophon) is a list of the still life sets.
$ 480


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Illustrated by Piera Luisolo
Castagno, Italy: Laborabosco Press, 2007. Edition of 10.

9.5 x 6.5"; 16 pages. Letterpress printed onto Hahnemühle and Roma papers. Linoleum cuts by Piera Luisolo. Stiff wraps. Quotations selected by Alessandro Dantonio. Printed in Italian with English translations laid in.

Insect linocuts by Piera Luisolo matched to quotations by Rimbaud, Verlaine, Esenin, Leonardo, and Baudelaire.

Piera Luisolo: "Every bug is cut out in negative. It allows to glimpse a text as [I] want to represent the conceptual component, a meaning, a human label, besides the normal naturalistic vision. Or, we can find a story into everybody..."

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Illustrated by Piera Luisolo
Castagno, Italy: Laborabosco Press, 2007. Edition of 25.

5.8 x 7.8"; 5 unbound portfolios. Etchings printed on Fabriano Rosaspina paper. Text printed letterpress in English and Italian. Laid in stiff paper wrap with folded edges.

The first publication of Laborabosco Press. Five poems by five poets — Cecco Angiolieri, Giovanni Battista Marino, Charles Baudelaire, Bertold Brecht, Robert Frost —with accompanying etchings by Luisolo. Each poem is printed in Italian as well as English on a sheet of delicate paper wrapped around the etching..


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Sold titles by Piera Luiscola  
Une Jeune Rose
[A young Rose]

Text and photography by Valeria Maggiora
Etchings by Piera Luisolo
Turin, Italy: Atelier BiBi, 2010. Edition of 20.

8.75 x 12"; 8 unnumbered pages. Printed on Amatruda of Amalfi handicraft paper using the iron handpresses of the Atelier BiBi of Turin. Text in French. Handprinted paper over boards. Applied linocut label.

A collaborative artist book between Valeria Maggiora, writer and photographer, and Piera Luisolo, printer and artist. A short text published here for the first time and one signed and numbered photograph by the Maggiora. Also illustrated by original etching (drypoints and monotypes) Luisolo and signed by her on an internal page.

Atelier Bibi is the limited edition imprint of Piera Luisolo.

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Una Lezione di Acquerello all'aperto
[A Lesson in Watercolor: Painting Outdoors]

Piera Luisolo
Torino, Italy: Laborabosco Press, 2008. Edition of 50.

9.75 x 13.5"; 14 pages. Vellum wraparound with cutout over a linocut cover by Piera Luisolo. Black-and-white photo images by Carlotta Scotti. Text in Italian with the English translation laid-in.

Colophon: "This is the third artist's book of Laborabosco Press … about a painting session with many technical suggestions."

Piera Luisolo, text: "Painting outdoors is an activity that provides some key moments: the choice of materials, place and subject, the level of detail, and style of expression. This book will try to describe them briefly in my experience."

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