Etching, Handmade paper
Dieu Donné Papermill
13.5 × 11.5 in
CollectionLimited Edition Artists Books
Out of Print
Dartmouth College, Rauner Library
University of Minnesota
First published in Paris in 1914, Gertrude Stein’s Tender Boutonsin attempted to use prose poems to verbalize the cubist art of her circle in Paris. According to artist Susan Weil, with this work Stein, “invented verbal cubism.” In this edition, beautifully printed by Daniel Keleher in Meridien type designed by Adrian Frutiger, the text is shaped by the placement of Weil’s etchings, often in the reverse when the plate marks leave “cubes” as a residue on the verso. The etchings were pulled by Aleksandar Duravcevic, Kelly Driscoll, and Vincent FitzGerald.
Bound by Zahra Partovi and Priscilla Spitler: peach Dieu Donne hand-made paper with 5 chine colle original etchings by Susan Weil that are Cubist portraits of Gertrude Stein, some set askew, title in red in calligraphy by Jerry Kelly across front panel purple silk spine, binding signatures sewn Coptic style with additional structural feature of extended hollow attached to text spine and to the separate spine piece of the cover allowing the book to open completely flat, housed in two color purple silk clamshell box, title in gold gilt on spine in calligraphy by Jerry Kelly.
Handmade paper. Housed in custom clamshell box. 11.5″ x 13.5.” 76 pages. Signed edition of 50. 1999.