Item #18770 The Elements. Susan ELM Press. Stewart.
The Elements.
The Elements.
The Elements.
The Elements.

The Elements. A Poem by Susan Stewart, with Lithographs by Enid Mark.

Wallingford, 2002. 15 x 11. 37 unnumbered pages, most attached at fore-edges and presented as double spreads. Grey cloth & matching tray case by Sarah Creighton. The binding structure allows the pages to lay flat without sewing threads in the gutter. Lithographs throughout form the background to the poems. Fine in a custom tray case, with prospectus. Item #18770

Air, Earth, Fire, and Water provide the theme for the poems, the illustrations, the colors, and the typography, which is shaped to reflect the poem's meaning. "Working with a wide and textured page provided a frame for exploring new versions of the poetic line and spacing of stanzas. The poem unfolds in time as a meditation on time and mortality. Each of the sections is defined by an image introduced as a horizontal band that has its own rhythm, fading and increasing in dimension and intensity as the pages turn." Of 61 copies printed by Daniel Keleher at Wild Carrot Letterpress. No. 28 of 61 copies.

Price: $1,300.00

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