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The Vico Collaboration. Giambattista Vico, philosopher; Dennis Letbetter, photographer; Jack W. Stauffacher, printer

(Stauffacher, Jack); Dennis Letbetter

Published by The Greenwood Press, 2003
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Inspired by Vico's Principi di una scienza nuova, Stauffacher and Letbetter produced two portfolios: Stauffacher 's "Vico Wooden Letters," ten prints in an edition of twenty, was made using an assortment of sixty-six 19th-century wooden letters that had been used to print public posters. Printed in black, red, blue, and yellow, on French Rives BFK mouldmade paper at The Greenwood Press, also utilizing Kis & Méridien types, including 7-point type handset by Stauffacher according to the original measure and leading of the 1725 edition. The prints and photos both measure 18 x 13 inches. Dennis Letbetter's set of twelve photographs was also produced in an edition of twenty, printed and archivally processed on British Zone VI Brilliant VCIII at Studio Letbetter. His macro-photographs show details of the metal type, the ink, and the construction of the original edition of Vico's book. This is the only copy of the portfolio in which all the prints and photographs were signed (on the verso) by Stauffacher and Letbetter. Bookseller Inventory # 23841

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Title: The Vico Collaboration. Giambattista Vico, ...

Publisher: The Greenwood Press

Publication Date: 2003

Illustrator: Letbetter, Dennis;

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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