Case 4: Printers and UCSC
The High Sierra of California, illustrated and edited by Tom Killion; with excerpts from the Sierra journals of Gary Snyder and John Muir.
Santa Cruz, Calif.: Quail Press, 2000.
Z239 .Q35 2000
Friends of the UCSC Library
Hand printed 1998-2000 by Tom Killion on his Asbern proof press with Centaur type and Arrighi type. Binding and cases by Peggy Gotthold of Foolscap Press. Papers are 3 varieties of Japanese Torinoko. Texts and illustrations are on Kozo Torinoko, while the cover papers for the full-page color prints are Ise.
Library’s copy is letter I of an edition of 125.
Poem: a throw of the dice will never abolish chance, by Stéphane Mallarmé; in an American translation by D.J. Waldie.
Santa Cruz, Calif.: Greenhouse Review Press, c1990.
“This is the first edition to present the poem in the form Mallarmé intended: as a book, his original dimensions and mathematical correspondences respected, the text and binding in stark black and white, its four illustrations 'blond and pale.' The paper is Umbria, handmade in Italy by the Fabriano mill. Several cuttings of Bodoni were employed to approximate the Firmin-Didot of the original proofs ... Sixty copies were designed and printed by Gary Young and Felicia Rice ... in Santa Cruz, California. The woodcut illustrations are by Gary Young.”--Printer's note.
One of an edition of 60.
In the face of it: poems and woodcuts, by Gary Young.
Pajaro, Calif.: C & C Press, Cohen Chyrk, 2008.
Z239 .C2 2008
Carlos A. Sandoval Memorial Book Arts Endowment
Letterpress printed in 11 point Dante on Rives Heavyweight, and bound in handmade paper produced at the press in the spring of 2008. Original woodcuts were created and printed by Gary Young. Title printed on the fold of every other page, alternating with poems and woodcuts, creating the title on the exposed page edges at the spine. The binding consists of C & C Press handmade paper end sheets and cover panels with a flat lap loop signature visible sewing structure
Library's copy is number 47 of an edition of 170.
DOC/UNDOC: Documentado/Undocumented Ars Shamánica Performática, texts, Guillermo Gómez-Peña; images & bookwork, Felicia Rice; video, Guillermo Gómez-Peña & Gustavo Vazquez; critical commentary, Jennifer González; sound art, Zachary Watkins.
Santa Cruz, Calif.: Moving Parts Press, 2014.
Z239 .M68 2014
Friends of the UCSC Library
An accordion-fold book features Gómez-Peña's performance texts and Rice's relief prints and typography. Critical commentary by González and other essays appear in an accompanying pamphlet. Vazquez and Gómez-Peña's video collaboration and Watkins' sound art are housed with the book and pamphlet in a clamshell book box.
"The object itself carries within a crisis of identity: What is it exactly? A stage for an intimate one-on-one performance? An unusual video screening room? A personal multi-media altar? A "vanity" used for preparing for a performance? It is all these things and it is also an original book devised by Felicia; a book in search of a new format and a new audience. Each element (the book itself, the vanity/altar box, the performance video, the critical essays, the aural experience) stands by itself, but together they form an indescribable whole. And it is precisely this whole that we are after--Guillermo Gómez-Peña"--Publisher's website.
Library's copy is number 27 of an edition of 65.