Notes: A handmade artists' book interpretation of Amelia Vento Pichardo de Tápanes' 1933 collection of poems by the late, great Cuban book artist Rolando Estévez, published in an edition of 36 copies.
The text is color photocopies of individual pages from an original copy of De mi jardín interior on an abstract watercolor background. The title page is embroidered on a piece of cloth with ragged edges. The illustrations are color copies of collages with paper additions to a few pages. Estévez's afterword is reproduced from a handwritten manuscript. The cover is black paper adorned only with a mid-20th century matchbook in a pocket on the front cover.
Estévez was the creative force behind Ediciones Vigía, the acclaimed Cuban book-arts cooperative for decades. He left Vigía in the 2010s and formed the El Fortín to make more personal books with smaller limitations.
18 leaves. Not in OCLC.
Edition + Condition: A near fine copy; no. 24 of 36 signed by Estévez on the limitation page. Bookmark laid in, as issued.
Publication: Bellamar (Matanzas), Cuba: Ediciones El Fortín, 2019.
Item No: #363369