Debra Weier — Skystones
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(Weier, Debra) Skystones. [Las Piedras del Cielo.] Poemes de Pablo Neruda. [Dual text.] Translated by Ben Belitt. Designed by Debra Weier and William D. Bridgers. Emanon Press. Easthampton, Massachusetts. 1981. n.p. 11.75” x 9”. With five multi-colored two-plate etchings by Debra Weier; text beneath etching covers. Handset by Debra Weier and Bill Bridgers in Bodoni Book, printed in blue on Arches and Rives BBFK with bits of stone-flecked Japanese paper. Collage, color stencils, and pop-up constructions. Bound by Gray Parrot after a design by Debra Weier in printed paper over boards with a gilt decoration on top. Gilt title on spine; top and tail-edges of brown morocco. In a dropback box of cloth circled in a rule of gilt; title in gilt on spine and endpaper toning with the binding. No. 49 of 60 copies signed by Debra Weier, William D. Bridgers, and Ben Belitt. Pablo Neruda embossed signature. Prospectus laid-in. Fine.
Five poems about the sky and the earth rest beneath covers in the intaglio images. A work where the literary, visual and tactile elements come together to form a great whole.