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A DEFENSE OF THE BOOK



>announcing a new publication
>
>
>A DEFENSE OF THE BOOK
>
>by William H. Gass
>
>
>An essay by William Gass on the enduring pleasures of paper and
>print. This essay was written as the keynote address for the
>American Library Association conference and printed in Harper's
>Magazine in a slightly different, and shorter, form. Gass is one of
>the eminent writers of our time. An author of fiction, essays &
>criticism, he has been awarded numerous literary honors, among them
>the Lannan Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement.
>
>The book is sewn in three signatures with 25 printed pages printed
>in 6 colors. There are 5 sections of the essay, each begun with a
>unique initial letter designed by the printer. Some of the
>typographic treatments in the book have been created in Form-Z, a
>3-D modelling program, and printed from polymer plates.
>
>The type is Joanna, letterpress printed from polymer plates on
>Fabriano Ingres paper. The binding has a square spine with a printed
>soft wrapper of Indian Punjab Tea paper. 90 copies for sale.
>
>Published by emdash. $105.
>
>emdash/Ken Botnick
>222 South Maple
>St. Louis, MO 63119
>kbotnick@art.wustl.edu
>314.968.5060
--
Ken Botnick
314.968.5060 voice

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