(Lancaster, California): N.p. n.d. (2012). 8vo, 109 leaves in painted red boards. Fine. Item #204252
Painter, poet, broadcaster, and human rights activist Austin Straus has been been producing unique handmade artist's books for several years. His book artwork is represented in numerous libraries and museums. This example is one of his most fully realized works, with thickly layered pages with techniques of painting, scratch-drawing, collage, and burning with a magnifying lens. The result is a rich, textured work that is as much sculpture as it is book. Bound in painted red boards with decorated collage endpapers.