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Promise = Yposchesi / Dmitris Tsaloumas, Petr Herel
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Bib ID 7129242
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, volume]
Author
Tsaloumas, Dimitris, 1921-2016, author
 
Uniform Title Yposchesi English
Online Versions
Description [Canberra and Losne] : Labyrinth Press, [1996] 
8 unnumbered leaves : illustrations ; 22 x 21 cm. 
Summary

Tsaloumas' poem is presented first in English translation in a small uppercase font (6½ point Monotype Bodoni), followed by a version handwritten in Greek by the poet. The translation is by Philip Grundy (1932-2007), a Canberra-based scholar and literary translator who co-founded Leros Press (which published bilingual volumes of poetry in a variety of languages); he was a champion of multiculturalism and perhaps best known as translator of Tsaloumas, but was fluent in Greek, Ancient Greek, French, German, Dutch, Italian, and Spanish. Frédérique Martin-Scherrer notes that the graphic elements (two states of the same plate) emerge like a response to the lines from the poem: "I need to study / another alphabet, to explain ... / the confines / of imagination." The plates and text were printed in Canberra, at the Graphic Investigation Workshop (the text using formes set and posted by Thierry Bouchard in Losne). The two illustrations are successive states of the same plate: the first, without aquatint, against the English text; the second, with aquatint, against the Greek text.

Notes

"Greek text translated by Philip Grundy. 3 original etchings by Petr Herel. Typography, Thierry Bouchard and Danie Mellor. Edition of 15 copies. Canberra, GIW."-Colophon.

National Library of Australia's SR 763 copy was donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program and is no. 13/15, signed by Petr Herel, 1997.

SR 763 copy also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-501876671

Text in Modern Greek, with an English translation.

Cited In

Labyrinth Press books 1980-2007 ; 18

Bibliographie des livres imprimés en typographie de 1975 à 2006 par Thierry Bouchard sur ses presses de Losne ; 276

Subjects Artists' books -- Australia.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Herel, Petr, 1943- artist  |  Grundy, Philip, translator  |  Bouchard, Thierry, 1954-2008, typographer  |  Mellor, Danie, printer  |  Labyrinth Press, issuing body  |  Graphic Investigation Workshop (Canberra School of Art)
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Yposchesi

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