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Les Plaintes d'un Icare

Charles Baudelaire’s poem Les Plaintes d’un Icareaccompanied by 4 chine collé mezzotints and screen prints by Judith Rothchild, is published in an edition of 30. The book unfolds vertically to reveal Judith Rothchild’s visions of feathers, floating down through the text—light at the top, becoming darker and denser as they fall to the tomb below.

 The text, in Vendôme Italique, was hand-set and printed, on an Adana 8" x 5" press, by Mark Lintott. The images were hand printed by the artist. The Rives BFK paper 58 ½ in. long is folded to 4 ⅞ x 11 ¼ in. and is presented in wrappers of light brown Ingrid paper with screen printed feather images and letterpress title. The matching slipcase, by Claude Vallin, is also screen printed.

All the books are signed by the artist.


Les Plaintes d'un Icare