Winter Light. Old School Press, Peter Davidson, Hugh Buchanan, watercolours.
Winter Light
Winter Light
Winter Light
Winter Light
Winter Light
Winter Light
Winter Light

Winter Light

Bath, England: The Old School Press with Francis Kyle Gallery, 2010. Hugh Buchanan. Hardcover. Number 49 of 100 numbered copies. Twenty-five lettered copies were printed for the collaborators. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND ARTIST. As described by the Press, "Winter Light brings together a group of Hugh Buchanan’s haunting watercolours of great rooms seen by the low light of winter, with texts by Peter Davidson about the artist's travels through remote places and cold landscapes. The rooms in the pictures are shown as if opened up for a solitary off-season visit, a locked and frozen house as it might be seen by a tradesman making a repair, or a visiting antiquary, shutters opened for one day to let in the brief light. The text and images evoke a timeless season: rooms never meant to be heated, chambers of stillness and frost, light which hardly rides clear of the horizon. Light striking upwards, snow light, refraction. Shadows of glazing-bars, ladders of winter light across panelling and floors. Silence and the frosty sun moving about the rooms. The book also evokes the poetry of the provinces after the hour has gone back, the melancholy of off-season, almost-empty hotels. Days below zero, when the winter country has sunk into itself and its past. Holly bush and yew tree. Silvered grassland. Mist stirring in the spinney. Antiquity remembered. Worn stone in a net of hoar-frost. Peter has written two complementary narratives for the book: one follows the sequence of Hugh’s fourteen images as the light and colours change with the moving season, while another takes us on a visitor’s winter journey, moving now through space as well as time. The structure of the book – allowing shutters to be opened to reveal the images – also separates the two texts, whilst letting them run together in parallel." The result is this stunning production that captures the emotions and effects sought by the artist and author. This folio sized volume is bound in full calf skin of a cool aqua color, with a thin silver line across front board and the title in silver on the spine. There are two aqua ribbon ties. Letter press printed in Caslon Old Face on cotton Somerset paper. The fourteen color images were digitally produced. Images are protected by tissue guards. In fine condition. Fine.

Item #23893
ISBN: 1899933263

Price: $495.00