Bookbinding Lecture: La Prose du Transsibérien
NBSS, 150 North Street, Boston, MA 02109

La Prose original text

Come preview the re-creation of the 1913 book, La Prose du Transsibérien, by poet Blaise Cendrars and painter Sonia Delaunay, published in a new edition by Kitty Maryatt of Two Hands Press. La Prose is considered to be one of the most remarkable artists' books of the twentieth century.

Kitty Maryatt will give a talk about her extensive research on La Prose du Transsibérien and will premiere a short video detailing the making of this new edition. Several copies of the book in both folded and scroll formats will be on display for the event.

Free and open to the public.

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About the Book: The type was letterpress-printed by Richard Siebert with photo-polymer plates, and the gouache imagery was hand-painted using the original 1913 pochoir techniques. Kitty Maryatt and her assistant Chris Yuengling-Niles have been producing the pochoir under the supervision of Christine Menguy of Atelier Coloris in Ploubazlanec, France and will complete the edition at Two Hands Press in Playa Vista, California next year. The book will be accompanied by a booklet containing a description of the production processes and an English translation of the poem by Timothy Young of Yale University.

About the Lecturer: Kitty Maryatt is Director Emerita of the Scripps College Press and was also Assistant Professor of Art at Scripps College in Claremont, California. She taught Typography and the Book Arts at Scripps for 30 years. She recently received the Oscar Lewis Award for the Book Arts from the Book Club of California.

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