HERetic: Joan of Arc. Dorothy Simpson Krause.

HERetic: Joan of Arc.

Marshfield Hills, MA: Viewpoint Editions, 2009. Artist's book, one of 55 copies regular edition, from a total issue of 71 (6 deluxe), all on Mohawk Via Superfine Eggshell 100# text paper, each signed and numbered in gold ink by the author / artist, Dorothy Simpson Krause. Page size: 5 x 7-1/8 inches; 56pp. Bound: sewn in paper wrappers of Mohawk 80# cover stock; housed in protective box of stiff paper with cloth ties, designed to resemble a well-worn library enclosure for a rare book with "Rare Book Handle with Care" and "Not to Circulate" stamped on front cover, spine with labels - one circular with numbers, rectangular with red border reading 'Rare Book Reference" followed by numbers, title in small typeface, "HERetic / joan of arc" on red bordered label, followed by smaller label with numbers, the images of coffee or tea cup stains imprinted on the inner folds of the case, fine. The left pages are text from "Le Ditie de Jehanne d'Arc" by Christine de Pizan, a French poetess who wrote in 1429 when Joan was at the height of her successful campaign. It celebrates Joan of Arc's life and achievements. On the right facing pages, are various images of Joan of Arc with comments printed in red outlining her brief history. The pages covering her trial for heresy incorporate her own words. These are printed in gold below the red and are taken from the trial document. Printed by Acme Bookbinding on the HP Indigo Press 5500, the fonts used are German Latin (sepia) for the text by Christine de Pizan, Uncial (red) for the history, William Shakespeare for the numerals, and 10th Century Bookhand (gold) for the words of Joan of Arc. The images of Joan of Arc, paired with the at once glorious and tragic words, documenting this young girl's brief history and struggle with the male power structure of the time, tell their tragedy with a 1-2 punch. A strong feminist statement artfully rendered. Item #10281

Price: $350.00

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