Item #26351 Peter Koch, Printer: A Descriptive Bibliography (1975-2016). Three volumes. Peter Rutledge Koch, Nina M. Schneider.
Peter Koch, Printer: A Descriptive Bibliography (1975-2016). Three volumes.
Peter Koch, Printer: A Descriptive Bibliography (1975-2016). Three volumes.
Peter Koch, Printer: A Descriptive Bibliography (1975-2016). Three volumes.
Peter Koch, Printer: A Descriptive Bibliography (1975-2016). Three volumes.
Peter Koch, Printer: A Descriptive Bibliography (1975-2016). Three volumes.
Peter Koch, Printer: A Descriptive Bibliography (1975-2016). Three volumes.

Peter Koch, Printer: A Descriptive Bibliography (1975-2016). Three volumes.

Berkeley: Editions Koch and Stanford University Libraries, 2017,

First Edition. quarto, wrappers in slipcase. 492 pp. Editions Koch and Stanford University Libraries, New. Item #26351

A descriptive bibliography in three volumes, published in conjunction with the exhibition "Peter Koch Printer: A Forty-year Retrospective" at the Green Library, Stanford University, May - October, 2017. With 625 full-color illustrations.

Volume 1: Peter Koch Printer: Embodied Language and the Form of the Book. A Descriptive Bibliography [1974-2016]
This volume includes: critical essays by Mark Dimunation, Chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, and Timothy D. Murray, Head, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library; an interview with Koch by Roberto G. Trujillo, Assistant University Librarian and Director of Special Collections, Stanford University; and a descriptive bibliography by Nina M. Schneider, Rare Books Librarian, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

Volume 2: Hard Words: Memory and Death in the Wild West.
This volume documents Koch's "Western Suite," which consists of three portfolio editions, two books, and two installation/exhibitions dedicated to themes of exploration and the subsequent destruction of the American West. The two volumes, Liber Ignis and The Lost Journals of Sacajewea, are fully illustrated in facsimile. Two exhibition/portfolios, Hard Words and Nature Morte, are presented in their entirety. The editions and commentaries are accompanied by a lengthy critical essay, "The Minotaur and the River," by novelist and scholar Aaron Parrett.

Volume 3: Against Design: an Interview with Peter Rutledge Koch Introduction by Russell Maret. In this volume, which focuses on the typographic design and letterpress printing that issued from the Koch studios over more than four decades, graphic designers and educators Monique Comacchio and Camden Richards interview Koch about his printing practice and thoughts on typography and design. The result is an exploration of ideas related to material literacy and the art of printing as a philosophical practice. Against Design is generously illustrated with examples of Koch's bibliophilic, typographic, and cowboy surrealist ephemera.

Price: $225.00