CRANE, Hart. The Bridge. Illustrated by Joel Shapiro, with an essay by Langdon Hammer. Scroll format, 13-1/2" x 50', with seven woodblock prints by Joel Shapiro, an introduction by Langdon Hammer, and two photographs by Michael Kenna. In a linen box. San Francisco: The Arion Press, 2017.
The Bridge was conceived by Hart Crane in 1923, when he was twenty-three years old, and published in 1930. After his death in 1932, Crane grew into a figure of legend and is now regarded as one of the great American poets of the twentieth century and The Bridge as his greatest work. A specially commissioned essay on the poem by Yale Professor Langdon Hammer is included in a separate bound volume.
Joel Shapiro, born in 1941, is a renowned abstract sculptor who has also been active as a printmaker, particularly in the medium of woodblock prints. His images here are untitled but are suggestive of themes in the poem. One of 300 copies, numbered and signed by the artist.
Item nr. 165458