Endgrain Designs & Repetitions:
The Pattern Papers of John DePol
By Cathleen A. Baker & John DePol
2000. Edition of 130.
5.75 x 10.5", 164 pages. Black & white patterned boards with black linen spine. and red headbands. Paper title label on spine. Five tipped-in color specimens of previously published pattern papers. hand-printed on Mohawk Superfine. Uses Diotima typeface. Signed by Baker and DePol.
"From the 1950s, John DePol (1913-2004), the American master of wood engraving, cut small, endgrain blocks. featuring subjects from nature, the Heavens, and the Book Arts, as well as fantastic abstract, geometric designs. Although many of these images were made into patterns and used as binding papers in a number of important fine press books, the full breadth of this aspect of Depol's oeuvre appears in this book for the first time. " There are 117 images reproduced in black & white. The book includes a biographical sketch and a publication history of the images and patterns.
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