Books as Art.
Los Angeles: Kaldewey Press, 1990. Kaldewey, Gunnar. Octavo. From an edition of 40, this is one of 20 copies on multi-colored paper, signed by the author. A lecture on the contemporary artist's book, which Kaldewey gave across the country at centers of art like the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Getty Center in Los Angeles. In both his lecture and in the creation of the book itself, Kaldewey explores the interplay of images, design, and text. Printed on a variety of color papers, including sheets of blue and purple irridescent paper. Some are painted with bold bands of color. Bound by Christian Zwang in ebony wood backed in green morocco, with wrinkled endpapers. On the front board is an diagonally-placed irridescent paper label with the title. Housed in a snakeskin clamshell box with the title and date stamped in metallic blue on the spine. Very fine. Item #31487
(von Lucius, pp. 78-81).