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Seaton, Elizabeth

WPA Federal Art Project -- printmaking in California 1935 - 43

WPA Federal Art Project
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The Book Club of California, San Francisco. 2005, 132p., 10x13 inches, 48 reproductions plus period photography, preface by Clinton Adams, signed by Seaton, lacks errata & acknowledgments slips. From table of contents : "New Deal support of printmaking, California printshops and their personnel [illustrated], Printmaking and the public, The fate of the California FAP prints." Find notes on the printmakers interspersed with the plates, a general biographical dictionary of California FAP printmakers, selected bibliography, notes. A fine limited edition of 450 copies designed and typeset by Patrick Reagh of Sebastopol, California, letterpress titlepage by him, text ably printed offset by You Art Printing of South Korea, display typeface is Metro Gothic, text typeface in Minion, paper is Arches Velin, cased in black and blue fabric boards titled yellow with device in black, clear mylar jacket with remains of tape on it, else fine. Brilliant works by 30s California printmakers, gorgeous production. Publication no. 220.

Cat.No: 162777

Price: $200.00

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