Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Loves of the Poets.

The Loves of the Poets. By Joseph Mills. Nazraeli Press, 2005. 32 pp., illustrated throughout, 9x12". Images from here.

Book description:

" 'The Loves of the Poets', featuring the artist’s [Joseph Mills] beautifully raw, disturbingly seductive collages, is a work of art unto itself.

Bound in rich felt, with gold leaf stamping and gilded edges, this gorgeous artist’s book features twenty-six collages that seem to be on the verge of complete revelation but time and again leave the viewer on a suspended note.

The success of these images, in the words of [Anne Wilkes] Tucker, 'lies in the fact that they are anchored in reality just enough so that we are on the edge between surreality and reality'.

Beautifully reproduced with antique paper backgrounds and a rich double varnish, 'The Loves of the Poets' brings the marriage of artist and book to a new level."

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