Shakespeare's Tempest — A Graphic Presentation in Leporello Format
[SHAKESPEARE, William]: ROBSON, Joanna: [Edinburgh: 2011]. Oblong 24mo (12 x 17 cm; 4.75" x 6.625").  ff., illus., color. Aquatint accomplished in gorgeous, rich shades of blue, the work when fully opened measures 140 x 12 cm (55.11" x 4.75"). The brown cloth binding is striped, with an overall scattering of stars picked out in black, tan, and cream. The edition was limited to 20 copies, this being No. 18, signed by the artist opposite the title page. As issued. Padded cloth boards, as above, with a paper obi strip (i.e., "belly band"). WorldCat locates only one copy in a library collection, that of University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
"This wordless re-telling of The Tempest is a limited-edition concertina book made from a lengthy etching. The setting is based on the Minack Theatre in Cornwall, an outdoor theatre built into the cliffs above the sea not far from Land's End.... The etching is printed on Hahnemuhle paper and folded into a concertina book with cloth bound covers" -- (quotations and some photos are from the artist's website).
Robson writes of herself, "I am a freelance illustrator and artist, with a special interest in artists’ books." She "studied Modern History at the University of St Andrews before going on to complete a MA in Authorial Illustration at University College Falmouth," where she began making book art. "Since graduating I have continued to create artists’ books, as I find them one of the most versatile mediums in which to tell stories."
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