Granary Books, 1998. Item #GB_55
9 3/4 x 13 in., 57 pp., cloth over boards, slipcase.
“Franz Kamin is a uniquely multidimensional artist and thinker…He playfully and seriously incorporates in much of his work concepts and procedures derived from such fields as topology and linguistics. But withal he’s a deeply emotional, romantic artist, much of whose work arises from his personal relationships. There’s no one like him.”
–Jackson Mac Low
The text for The Man Who Was Always Standing There was excerpted from a longer work by Franz Kamin, The Theory of Angels. The text and illustrations are intertwined in an arresting visual style, with the words literally built into Felix Furtwängler’s woodcuts. The many-colored images have a powerful, expressionistic style. Furtwängler also designed the patterns for the book’s cover and endpapers. Woodcuts by Felix Furtwängler printed in up to seven colors by Ruth Lingen on simili japon paper, with considerable handpainting directly onto the pages prior to printing by the artist. Casebound in printed cloth over boards and housed in a printed cloth-covered slipcase by Barbara Mauriello.
This is from an edition of 60 copies, of which 20 are hors commerce and 40 are for sale, plus five sets of unbound sheets; each signed by the poet and artist. As new.