Mirror, Guillaume Apollinaire 1986
Guillaume Apollinaire was a leading French poet and essayist of the early twentieth century. Included in his works were lyrical ideograms, poems designed to be printed with words arranged in pictorial forms. This single poem is printed in both French and English. Using cut and folded paper techniques, Mirror is a three-dimensional rendition of the original as it appeared in the first 1918 French edition of Calligrammes. The translation is by Anne Hyde Greet.
The type is hand set Perpetua printed in three colors on Crane’s Artificial Parchment. One double page opens to create a diptych which is bound in boards covered in handmade Japanese momo gami batik paper.
There are 150 copies in the edition. 8 inches by 4.25 inches.