Item #49331 BOOKS ARE MY UTOPIA. Artist Book, William Reuter.


Vancouver, B. C. Heavenly Monkey Press, 2020. 1st Edition. #17 [of 36 cc]. SIGNED by Reuter. Unpaginated. Printed on both a variety of hand- and mouldmades papers. "Three of the aphorisms are fold-out sheets which were printed by Reuter at his studio in Ontario (the rest of the book being printed at HM with the handpress)." 7-1/2" x 5-1/8". Pale blue-green paper covers, lettered in gilt. Gold cloth clamshell case. As New, in a similar gold cloth clamshell case. Item #49331

A work containing eighteen aphorisms on the theme of books by Rueter, proprietor of The Aliquando Press, all embellished with an attractive callagraphic flair.

From the publisher prospectus: "Will selected, designed and wrote out each aphorism to fill a (recto) page. These originals were then used to create polymer plates, for printing. Some elements - words and/or ornamentation - were omitted, and Will then added these to each sheet, thus every sheet includes some original calligraphic embellishment by him.

The authors quoted in the collection are, in order of appearance, Helen Keller; Bohuslav Martinu; Stefan Zweig; (anonymous); George Santayana; William Morris; Martin Luther; Richard Rodriguez; Paul Auster; T.J. Cobden-Sanderson; Raul Mario Rosarivo; Rabbi Nachman; Joseph Conrad; Herman Koch; John Ruskin; William Blake; Francesco Petrarcca; and Tertullianus."

Price: $1,250.00

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