Friday, March 2, 2018

Pizza from Scratch preview in New York

At the Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair, Saturday 9 April

Pizza from Scratch
Pre-publication special offers: Deluxe $4800 $2400, Regular $2400 $1200

Heirloom tomatoes and basil are raised from seed; ground is cleared to plant organic wheat; and clay is mixed with sand to make a wood-fired oven. 

The wheat will be ground into flour for a sourdough crust; the tomatoes made into sauce; milk into cheese; and pork becomes salami. Eventually the oven is fired up, the pizzas assembled and cooked, magically, in less than a couple of minutes.
This is a picture book – woodcuts and lino cuts document every stage of making pizza from scratch including scale drawings for the adobe clay wood-fired oven.

edition details

Hand printed in an edition of fifty copies from the original wood and lino blocks, approximately 10 x 12 ins, landscape, with around forty illustrations.

Five deluxe copies bound in white alum-tawed goatskin with a design based on one of the pizzas painted in acrylic ink, with gold tooling. Sewn on linen tapes with hand-sewn headbands and leather-jointed Italian handmade-paper end leaves, in a felt-lined cloth-covered drop-back box. $4800 (pre-publication subscription price: $2400)

Forty-five regular copies in printed cloth-covered boards, presented in a drop-back box. $2400 (pre-publication subscription price: $1200)

Publication – February 2017

The Fine Press Book Association in collaboration with the Manhattan Vintage Book & Ephemera Show on Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 8 am to 4 pm at St. Vincent Ferrer parochial school on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 65th Street. Featuring thirty presses from across the US, UK, Canada and Russia.

This is an addition to the Vintage Book Fair, known colloquially as the "Shadow Fair." It is a less-formal, less-expensive fair held during the same weekend as the New York Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. This year, for the first time, it will be located right around the corner from the main fair at the Park Avenue Armory. 

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