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Karel Martens: counterprint

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Details: Elliman, Paul. Kuitenbrouwer, Carel. Hyphen Press, London. 2004. Limited edition. Softcover. Perfect bound. 210 x 300mm. Printed in colour, unpaginated. Text in English. Printer: Hyphen Press, London.

About: Karel Martens - Counterprint is the first publication devoted to Martens's prints. Printed in a limited edition of 2,000 and bound with folded, uncut leaves, french fold cover. Published by Hyphen Press, London, in 2004 - This book is an English-language edition of Karel Martens: weerdruk, which appeared as number 27 in the series of 'documentaries' produced and published by Lecturis BV, Eindhoven.

The initiator and general editor of the book was Carel Kuitenbrouwer, Amsterdam; his text was translated into English by Bookmakers, Nijmegen. The book was designed and typeset by Hans Gremmen, Arnhem, in consultation with Karel Martens, Hoog-Koppel. It was print-ed in the Netherlands by Lecturis BV, Eindhoven. and bound by Hexspoor, Boxtel.

"The letterpress printed work by Karel Martens was made in the 1990s; it is reproduced here same-size. The screen images come from a film by KM about the pin-board wall of his studio. Of the four pages of computer prints the middle spread is derived from the work for the Amstelveen Theatre. The colour computer print, based on the black and white photograph of KM's pin-board wall, was made in 2004 especially for this book."

Good condition; Ex-Libris with few (minor) stamps and inscriptions, cover laminated. Light shelf ware consistent with age. Binding tight. Please contact me should you have any further questions about condition.

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