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The Word

Paz, Octavio

Published by (San Francisco, 2010
Soft cover
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Quarto. 10ff. Original calligraphic manuscript by Ingmire of the text from a section of Paz's poem "Blanco." This poem, which was published in 1967, has been linked to Paz's time in India, and it can be read as a figurative exploration of Indian religious philosophy. "The spirit is an invention of the body/ The body is an invention of the world/ The world is an invention of the spirit", all of which is rooted in the Word, which also harkens back to the Logos at the beginning of the Gospel of John. In treating this text, Ingmire has envisioned the first section of the poem as a text that is revealed from an abstract drawing on the facing page, as if emerging from the blotting of the drying ink. This treatment reaches its climax in the center spread, where the text is written in alternating lines of black and raised gold against a marbled background, and what appeared as strange and jarring is suddenly transformed into something harmonious and striking. A bold interpretation by Ingmire, whose work has balanced traditional calligraphy with modern, innovative techniques and an astounding ability in his use of gold script. Bound in heavy handmade paper wrappers with the title in vertical blocks on the front cover. Housed in a complimentary folding case by the Foolscap Press. Extremely fine. Bookseller Inventory # 23590

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Title: The Word

Publisher: (San Francisco

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Soft cover

Illustrator: Ingmire, Thomas

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