The Tree Within


    © 2010

    size of edition: 26

    Dimensions (in inches): 3 x 2.675 x .675

  • Materials:paper, walnut ink, wenge and bass wood, metal leaf, book cloth, book board, ink
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This 10 panel, two layered accordion book presents Eliot Weinberger’s translation of Octavio Paz’s A Tree Within The back (image) pages are hand printed (intaglio/woodcut/linocut, pochoir) on Rives Lightweight. The front (text) pages are walnut dyed unryu with laserprint. The endpapers are Pamela Smith handmarbled papers. The covers are Wenge wood with a gilded composition leaf design. The cover edges are also gilded. The title label is metal foil laserprinted and recessed into the wood. The book is housed in a box with a basswood-sided tray, paper lined, the outside covered with book cloth.
text by Octavio Paz, translated by Eliot Weinberger from Collected Poems 1957-1987 © 1984 by Octavio Paz & Eliot Weinberger. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing.
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