Item No: #362639 Gli alberi [Die Bäume / The Trees]. Franz Kafka, Luca Barcellona.
Gli alberi [Die Bäume / The Trees]
Gli alberi [Die Bäume / The Trees]

Woodblock Printed Calligraphy

Gli alberi [Die Bäume / The Trees]

Notes: An Italian translation of one of the most widely reprinted sections of Kafka's book Contemplations (Betrachtung), here printed in xylographic calligraphy. The artist Luca Barcellona carved the text into wood blocks and printed it over five pages of this eight-leaf book. Limited to 40 copies, signed by the artist on the colophon.

With an afterword by Lucio Passerini and three pages reproducing color photographs of the production process. Luca Barcellona is an Italian calligrapher.

Roughly 10 by 7 inches (oblong). 8 folded leaves, sewn Japanese-style at the spine. One leaf is blank.

Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine folding-paper sleeve. Signed by Barcellona on the colophon.

Publication: Milano [Milan]: Edizioni del Buon Tempo (in collaboration with Lazy Dog Press), 2010.

Item No: #362639

Price: $300