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Wharton Esherick's Illuminated and Illustrated Song of the Broad-Axe: By Walt Whitman

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In 1922, Wharton Esherick showed a copy Rhymes of Early Jungle Folk, which he had illustrated with woodcut prints, to Harold Mason, owner of the Centaur Bookshop in Philadelphia. Impressed by what he saw, Mason asked Esherick to illustrate Walt Whitman's Song of the Broad-Axe, which Mason published in a limited edtion in 1924. Inspired by the woodcuts, Esherick created a hand-bound prototype book of Whitman's poem, using prints made directly from his blocks and hand-lettering it in Esherick's own calligraphic style. ...

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Wharton Esherick's Illuminated and Illustrated Song of the Broad-Axe: By Walt Whitman 2011, Schiffer Publishing Ltd, Atglen

ISBN-13: 9780764336775

Hardcover