René Magritte tribute


A rarely found Bieler Press production, Lines/Lignes : Refléxions/Reflections, was commissioned by the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, in 1996 to coincide with the opening of the Center’s Magritte exhibition.

The book is a portfolio consisting of two volumes: Lines/Lignes, which contains the work of six contemporary poets’ responses to several of René Magritte’s paintings and sculpture, and Refléxions/Reflections, which contains six high-quality color reproductions of the renowned artist’s work alluded to by the poets: Jorie Graham, Debora Greger, John Hollander, Richard Howard, J. D. McClatchy, and Rosanna Warren. Edited by Stephen Yenser, with Introduction.

LinesLignesTypography and printing by Gerald Lange of The Bieler Press, Marina del Rey. The text was digitally set in letterpress configured versions of Adobe Minion and Adobe’s Caflish Script and letterpress printed from photopolymer plates on Frankfurt White, an acid-free mouldmade paper.

The portfolio and companion volume were designed by Lilli Colton and make use of a number of vividly colored papers and was bound and assembled at The Campbell-Logan Bindery.

The portfolio measures 6-3/8 by 9-1/2 inches. The chapbook Lines/Lignes consists of 26 pages. Issued in an edition of 200 numbered copies. Available direct from the Bieler Press. $395.