Hard High-Country Poems, by Michelangelo, Peter Koch Printers (2015), & Michelangelo: Sonnets, Allen Press (1991)

{Ed. Note: Thank you to Peter Koch and Robert Bringhurst for assisting me by pointing out some embarrassing type-o’s and other items needing correction. I have always remarked that the editor of Books and Vines better never leave his day job!} Michelangelo (1475-1564, full name Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni) is synonymous with the High Renaissance and Mannerism.  His influence on Western Art is beyond measurement. In … Continue reading Hard High-Country Poems, by Michelangelo, Peter Koch Printers (2015), & Michelangelo: Sonnets, Allen Press (1991)

2014 Fine Press Trailers!

2014 promises to be an exciting year for collectors of books from todays fine press publishers. Much is in the works, as you will see below! As always, I encourage you to keep an eye on the great work these presses (and others) do in keeping alive the art and craft of finely published books and to support them, whenever possible, by purchasing their work! All … Continue reading 2014 Fine Press Trailers!

It’s the Holidays — Support the Fine Press Eco-System!

As the holiday’s quickly approach, it is time to remind all Books and Vines readers about the importance of doing all we can to support those who create and sell the finely done private press books we all admire. In a world awash in digital books and mindless, one size fits all (fonts, designs), throw away, mass produced plunk….what better, thoughtful, unique and meaningful gift … Continue reading It’s the Holidays — Support the Fine Press Eco-System!

The Lost Journals of Sacajewea, by Debra Magpie Earling, Peter Koch Printers

{Ed Note: A few days back, in the first installment on my visit to Peter Koch Printers, I introduced you to two books soon to be released by Mr. Koch. Today, we look at his currently released The Lost Journals of Sacajewea. A third installment, looking at some other books published by Mr. Koch will be forthcoming soon.} I was floored when I had the … Continue reading The Lost Journals of Sacajewea, by Debra Magpie Earling, Peter Koch Printers

A Visit to Peter Koch Printers, Part 1

While in San Francisco on business last week, I had the opportunity to meet and spend a couple hours with Peter Koch, of Peter Koch Printers.  Mr. Koch is an incredibly nice man, with a huge obvious exuberance for what he does and an incredibly high level of knowledge and craftsmanship that more or less exudes from his presence. He does not just print his … Continue reading A Visit to Peter Koch Printers, Part 1