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The State Library of Victoria, Australia has been collecting Bruno Let's limited edition artist books since the late 1980s. This presentation of plates and prints includes essays on the history of prints and printmaking as well as on this artist's vision and working methods, with a focus on the matrices--the metal supports for the scratches, lines, and marks that hold or repel the printer's ink or paint and produce the image. Mysteriously, the connection with Giorgio Morandi mentioned in the subtitle is not explicated in the text. The volume measures 12x10" and is distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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As Professor Sasha Grishin writes: "The artist, the print and the matrix sounds more like a title for a Peter Greenaway film than a title for an essay on the art of Bruno Leti." In printmaking, the artform - along with painting, photography and the making of artists' books - that has occupied Bruno Leti for the last half century, the matrix, is the object that carries the image the artist has made with the intention of making an impression on a piece of paper when it is run through a press at high pressure. It might be a block of wood, a piece of linoleum, a slab of glass or a metal plate. The British Museum has made a practice of collecting not only famous artists' prints, but also the matrices from which they were made. Bruno Leti has a studio full of old matrices, beautiful objects in themselves, even if they are no longer useful after a print has been editioned. This book celebrates the 'Matrix', with extraordinary photographs and illuminating texts.

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ISBN:
9781921394300
Author:
Grishin, Sasha
Publisher:
MacMillan Art Publishing
Author:
Leti, Bruno
Author:
Kirker, Anne
Subject:
Australian & Oceanian
Subject:
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
Art - General
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
148

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"Synopsis" by , As Professor Sasha Grishin writes: "The artist, the print and the matrix sounds more like a title for a Peter Greenaway film than a title for an essay on the art of Bruno Leti." In printmaking, the artform - along with painting, photography and the making of artists' books - that has occupied Bruno Leti for the last half century, the matrix, is the object that carries the image the artist has made with the intention of making an impression on a piece of paper when it is run through a press at high pressure. It might be a block of wood, a piece of linoleum, a slab of glass or a metal plate. The British Museum has made a practice of collecting not only famous artists' prints, but also the matrices from which they were made. Bruno Leti has a studio full of old matrices, beautiful objects in themselves, even if they are no longer useful after a print has been editioned. This book celebrates the 'Matrix', with extraordinary photographs and illuminating texts.
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