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Shadowland. Pictures from a silent screen. Woodcuts and drypoints by Frank Martin with a commentary by the artist.
Church Hanborough, The Inky Parrot Press, 2002. 35 x 24 cm. Leather-backed boards illustrated with large-size portraits of silent screen authors Dorothy Gish and Lon Chaney. With 6 double full-page and four single full-page portraits in full color, 14 portraits in black and white and 24 smaller woodcuts. In a slipcase with a portfolio containing 8 original woodcuts (according to the prospect, only 6 were called-for), each captioned and numbered 10/42 by the artist, of which one ('Nell Gwynn') has been colored by hand. With a full-size prospect (4 p., with a double page woodcut). This is Nr. X (10) of 42 deluxe books of a total edition of 280 signed and numbered copies. 1st edition. Fine condition.l Deluxe movie book. A grandiose homage to silent screen acting: 'Certain images struck me as weird and wonderful and I felt impelled to take them apart and put them together again - in another medium...' From the introduction by Frank Martin (1921-2005). That medium is the woodcut or the drypoint, both singularly apt for the expressive faces and gestures of silent screen actors and actresses. An absolutely wonderful book about film in deluxe version and in top condition. Frank Martin was the son of an early movie actress, and a pupil and good friend of John Buckland Wright.
      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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