ROMEO AND JULIET. Emily. Shakespeare Martin, William.
ROMEO AND JULIET.
ROMEO AND JULIET.

ROMEO AND JULIET.

Iowa City: Naughty Dog Press, 2012. 10 x 10 when closed. A carousel book of five scene panels, each containing a pop-up, and five Chorus panels. Each scene panel resembles a stage setting with an architectural background. A single line from each scene is printed on the stage. Separating each scene is the Chorus--beginning "Two households both alike in dignity...." Below that is printed the artist's commentaries. To represent the timelessness of the play's subject, the artist inserted modern equivalents for Verona (Bosnia, Israel, Rwanda, America). Bound in boards covered with an architectural monoprint in black & grey on handmade flax paper, open spine. Housed in a tray case. Fine. Item #17356

Designed, illustrated, printed, and bound by Emily Martin. Text is printed letterpress. The illustrations are monoprints. Number 6 of 9 signed copies, plus one artist's proof. This was a prize winner in the Designer Bookbinder International Competition.

Price: $2,500.00