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[ Aubergine Atelier ]. Yeats, William Butler.
The Second Coming (Again)...[with] Paintings by Jodee Fenton
Seattle: Aubergine Atelier, Printed at the Windowpane Press, 2019 One of 30 copies designed by Jodee Fenton at Aubergine Atelier and printed by Bonnie Thompson Norman at the Windowpane Press. Each copy of the present book includes a unique set of fourteen paintings. Navy goatskin over handmade recycled paper boards. Reddish-orange painted top edge. Orange and light blue handwoven silk headbands at head and tail of textblock. . 8 inches by 5 inches. . 36 ff., plus 14 Japanese kozo paper leaves painted on both sides by Jodee Fenton in gouache, tempera, watercolor, and polyacrylic varnish. Additional painted kozo paper cutouts used as accents throughout. Free endpapers are Zerkall Nideggen and pastedowns are painted kozo. A fine copy, as new, housed in the light blue cloth clamshell case and with the prospectus laid in. The Second Coming (Again) features the text of Yeats' poem "The Second Coming" with edited enjambment, new stanza breaks, and abstract paintings that encourage a new perspective on the classic poem. In the artist's statement included in the prospectus, Fenton writes: "'The Second Coming' references political and economic threats of the early 20th century which were dominating the cultural, political, and social news of the time. These threats (nativism, anarchy, nationalism, and worse) were compounded by the brutality of the Great War. This poem explores these complex events and emotions and seems very relevant to what we face in the early 21st century."
Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB [United States]
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