Altar Book for Gorecki

opens to 12 x 19 inches; six panels plus colophon; edition of 60 [1996]

A tribute to Górecki’s Symphony No. 3, the “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.” Lyrics printed in Polish, from calligraphy by Paul Shaw, and in English, with Stephenson Blake Perpetua and Guild Samson uncial types. Illustrated with reproductions from a seventeenth-century ornithology, and an abstract woodcut by Keiji Shinohara (monoprinted by Robin Price); hand-stained and letterpress-printed paper laminated onto colored wood boards. The structure is a triptych hinged with dyed vellum, housed in a custom-made cherry box by master woodworker Franklin Nichols.
Out of print.

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