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Letter to Lorca : a view from my darkroom / by Peter Lyssiotis
Bib ID 6258017
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Lyssiotis, Peter, artist
 
Description Melbourne : Masterthief, 2010 
1 volume : colour photographs ; 32 cm. 
Summary

A combination of a photoalbum, an artist's book and an extended letter, this book approaches Lorca from multiple perspectives. Peter Lyssiotis writes, "A View From My Darkroom (Letter to Lorca) is the most personal book I've made. I use a reading of Federico García Lorca as a crutch to hobble through the the dark corridors of a (migrant) family, and to take in another view of faith, politics (and belief), heritage, obligation, sexuality, creativity, friendship and love.... The photomontages I've made for Lorca are organized into sections: as the stanzas of a poem, as the scenes of a play, or as the verses of a song. I wanted to mail him the actual photos so he could handle them: use them - not just reproductions printed on the page ... they are after all, snaps I've taken as I've journeyed through his texts, his world, his Spain."

Notes

Edition of 10, with three artists' proofs.

"19.08.36"--Cover.

Includes, loosely inserted, 3 page printed-out explanation of the work, "A view from my darkroom (Letter to Lorca)."

The offset printing is by Bernie Rackham of Redwood Prints. Monica Oppen helped in editing the text and images.

Library's SR copy is no. 3 and signed by the artist.

Binding

Binding by Wayne Stock. Fully bound in white-flecked dark gray buckram, intended to look like a tombstone, with the title lettered in black on the spine, and the dates of Lorca’s death and Lyssiotis’ birth lettered in red on the front and back covers. Decorative end papers, featuring one of Robert Motherwell's Elegies to the Spanish Republic. Book block sewn into boards with partial guard sheets included every few leaves to compensate for the extra thickness of pages with pasted-in photomontages. 

Subjects García Lorca, Federico, - 1898-1936.  |  Artists' books.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Rackham, Bernie, printer  |  Oppen, Monica, editor  |  Stock, Wayne, binder  |  García Lorca, Federico, 1898-1936  |  Masterthief
Also Titled

View from my darkroom : Letter to Lorca

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