Continuum, by David Bruce Smith, Illustrations by Clarice Smith

I have enjoyed bringing a few of David Bruce Smith’s books to your attention. His publication of Tennessee is simply outstanding, while his Three Miles From Providence is well done and unique.  One other book of his that I thought many of you may have interest in is Continuum, an extremely well done addition to the sub-genre on traveling to, and enjoying the enchantment of, Venice.  Once again I find the art of Clarice Smith just wonderful, a beautiful style, revealing, realistic with an element of bright optimism.

About the Edition

  • Published by The National Museum of Women in the Arts and written by David Bruce Smith.
  • This limited edition of one hundred and twenty-five copies was printed in October of 1989 and was designed by David Bruce Smith and Donald S. Komai, The Watermark Design Office.
  • Calligraphy was by Eleni Constantopolous, and typesetting for the introduction was by Type, Ltd. The type for the introduction is ITC Baskerville, a variation of the typeface originally cut by John Baskerville, 1706-75, Birmingham, England.
  • This entirely hand-bound volume was created at Distinctive Book Binding in Washington, D.C., by John Greenawalt and Stephen Vance, of individually hand-marbleized top grain leather.
  • The introduction paper is Tumba Three Crown by AB Tumba Bruk and the text is Quintessence by Potlatch.
  • All paintings are reproduced in 250-line screen in four colors on a gloss varnish undercoat.
  • Peake Printers, Washington, D.C, did printing on a Hiedelberg sheetfed press.
  • The original lithograph was hand drawn on stone by artist Clarice Smith and hand printed from the stone by master printer David Adamson with additional hand coloring of each print by Clarice Smith.

Pictures

Continuum, David Bruce Smith Publications, Cover
Continuum, David Bruce Smith Publications, Title Page
Continuum, David Bruce Smith Publications, Sample Page with Text and Illustration #1
Continuum, David Bruce Smith Publications, Sample Page with Text and Illustration #2
Continuum, David Bruce Smith Publications, Sample Page with Text and Illustration #3
Continuum, David Bruce Smith Publications, Sample Page with Text and Illustration #4
Continuum, David Bruce Smith Publications, Sample Illustration #5
Continuum, David Bruce Smith Publications, original lithograph

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