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The Resource A mythological bestiary, written & illustrated by Fionnuala Hart Gerrity

A mythological bestiary, written & illustrated by Fionnuala Hart Gerrity

Label
A mythological bestiary
Title
A mythological bestiary
Statement of responsibility
written & illustrated by Fionnuala Hart Gerrity
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DVP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gerrity, Fionnuala Hart
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bestiaries
  • Animals, Mythical
  • Artists' books
  • Artists' books
Label
A mythological bestiary, written & illustrated by Fionnuala Hart Gerrity
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Edition of 12 copies
  • In navy cloth, flip top case 26 x 19 x 4 cm. with red leather patch spine and gold lettered title
  • Vegetable parchment, ink, watercolor, silk bookcloth; letterpress printed text and linework with hand coloring in watercolor and acrylic; text block sewn on purple, ribbon tapes and bound in a variation of a laced in case binding with red, stiff boards and wooden peg closures
  • "This book used the medieval tradition of the bestiary to introduce mythological creatures from various cultures. I wanted to marry the aesthetic of illuminated manuscripts with more modern printmaking methods to create an edition that would maintain the feel of a hand written work. I experimented with a combination of letterpress printing from magnesium dies and hand painting to achieve a balance between technolgy and traditional craftsmanship"--F. Gerrity
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
[12] leaves
Note
TSCPL's copy numbered 7 of 12, and signed by the artist.
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)757546334
  • (OCoLC)ocn757546334
  • 555958
  • 569404
Label
A mythological bestiary, written & illustrated by Fionnuala Hart Gerrity
Publication
Note
  • Edition of 12 copies
  • In navy cloth, flip top case 26 x 19 x 4 cm. with red leather patch spine and gold lettered title
  • Vegetable parchment, ink, watercolor, silk bookcloth; letterpress printed text and linework with hand coloring in watercolor and acrylic; text block sewn on purple, ribbon tapes and bound in a variation of a laced in case binding with red, stiff boards and wooden peg closures
  • "This book used the medieval tradition of the bestiary to introduce mythological creatures from various cultures. I wanted to marry the aesthetic of illuminated manuscripts with more modern printmaking methods to create an edition that would maintain the feel of a hand written work. I experimented with a combination of letterpress printing from magnesium dies and hand painting to achieve a balance between technolgy and traditional craftsmanship"--F. Gerrity
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
[12] leaves
Note
TSCPL's copy numbered 7 of 12, and signed by the artist.
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)757546334
  • (OCoLC)ocn757546334
  • 555958
  • 569404

Library Locations

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      1515 SW 10th Ave , Topeka, Kansas, 66604, US
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