The Spirit Tower by Sam Erenberg

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The Spirit Tower by Sam Erenberg

600.00

From artist and writer Sam Erenberg

A hand-made letterpress book combines gold and black text with screened H M Moriki papers from Japan creating unusual colors and textures. The text, poem no. 242 from The Confucian Odes, translated by Ezra Pound, alludes to King Wen’s magical tower, built in a holy place surrounded by water during the Chou

Dynasty in China. The scroll-like pages are eight inches high and unfold, like the song itself, to a length of one hundred ninety-two inches (20.3x 487.7 cm.) The wrappers are printed with four relief prints in gold from photo engraved plates. The book was printed and bound in San Francisco, California by Julie Holcomb and Klaus Rotzscher.

Several copies are in prestigious collections around the world including Biblioteca Alexandrina, Egypt,  Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, The New York Public Library, New York, NY,  the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Miami, FL, the Doheny Library, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA and the Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

30 copies signed and numbered by the artist.

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