University of Iowa Center for the Book ~ Iowa


No Shortcuts:
An Essay on Wood Engraving

Text and engravings by Barry Moser
2001. Edition of 325.

7.75 x 10.5”; 80 pages. Letterpress from Monotype Dante. Fourteen engravings were reproduced from polymer and two from Resingrave® plates. On dampened and dried Domestic Etch paper. Bound in Japanese cloth over boards.

The manuscript for the edition, offered by Moser to the UI Center for the Book on one of his frequent visits to Iowa City, was edited, designed, printed, and bound by colleagues and advanced students of the Center. The book contains sixteen complete engravings, including three especially created for this edition. The text is sided with Moser's informal gloss notes and details of his engravings.

The engravings are exquisite!


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