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Maker(s):Furnival, John; Meyer, Thomas
Culture:English (1933-2020); Swiss
Title:Blind Date
Date Made:1979
Type:Print; Artist's Book
Materials:Embossing, etching, and letterpress on paper
Place Made:Europe; England; Guildford
Measurements:Overall: 12 15/16 in x 12 1/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 32.9 cm x 30.8 cm x 4.1 cm; Each Sheet: 12 1/16 in x 22 3/4 in; 30.6 cm x 57.8 cm
Accession Number:  UM 1980.26
Credit Line:Gift of Marry Ann Sharp through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
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Description:
Artist's book including text illustrating the legends of Theseus and the Minotaur and Hercules and Omphale. Each of ten illustration incorporates etched vignettes surrounded by a blind-embossed maze on Somerset Book mould-made paper, with text printed letterpress. Ten four-page sections are inserted into a grey cloth cover and black slip-case. The edition includes an additional hand-colored print. Published by Circle Press, London.

Tags:
books; caves; creatures; deaths; decorations; heroes; illustrations; immortals; legends; literature; lovers; mythology; nudes; parasols; stories; temples; umbrellas; violence

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