(Lancaster, California): N.P. n.d. (2012). 8vo, 94 leaves in painted wrappers. Corners turned slightly, fine. Item #204629
Painter, poet, broadcaster, and human rights activist Austin Straus has been producing unique handmade artist's books for several years. His book artwork is represented in numerous libraries and museums. Here he has produced a joyful, sprawling, series of painted, drawn, calligraphed, rubberstamped and surface-scratched pages using the word "Love" as a springboard setting his restless imagination into flight. The outcome is characteristically energetic and vivid, displaying a remarkable visual versatility.