Kiggell, Ralph: THE THIRD THING. A Selection, by Ralph Kiggell, of Writing on the Subject of Water. Llandogo, 2013. 56 pp. 25 original colour woodblock prints, the majority double-page. 33x28 cm. Decorative boards. Chinese-style slipcase.
A follow-up to Kiggell's hugely successful 'Leading the Cranes Home' (which featured translations of poems by Arthur Waley). Water and swimming have featured strongly in the artist's life and he has here explored poem and prose from different ages and cultures as inspiration for the varied depictions and descriptions of water in this work. Includes poems by Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, John Masefield and more contemporary artists from Australia, Thailand and the UK. A beautiful book with a few of the poems on an Asian theme. The paper is 250 gsm Velin Arches and each of the 25 images in the book is an original print from the woodblock in a palette of four colours. Produced to the same format as ' Leading the Cranes Home' and published by Old Stile Press in an edition of just 138 copies, numbered and signed by the artist. Beautifully done. Images available on request. This book recently won the award in the British Book Design and Production Awards 2014 'Limited Edition and Fine Binding' category.
Available, as of: 19/05/2017
Was item 328 in printed List 187.
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