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Josef Halfer practiced and taught marbling at a time when paper marbling was in decline and being replaced by mechanically-produced substitutes. The techniques that Halfer pioneered enabled marblers to take the craft to new artistic levels, allowing more detailed patterns to be achieved than ever before, and resulting in the most delicate, intricate and beautiful forms that the medium is capable of producing. Wolfe hand-printed 17 fine works based on Halfer designs, each one hand-tipped-in here. Plus Halfer's own essays, newly translated. A small but very fine little book.
Richard Wolfe previously wrote about Halfer in his Marbled Paper: Its History, Techniques, and Patterns (republished by Oak Knoll with corrections in 2018). In this book, Wolfe examines in more detail the contributions of one of the most important figures in the history of paper marbling, and he provides English translations of several of Halfer's "little texts."
The author had written a draft of the Historical Introduction and roughly translated a number of Halfer's pamphlets on marbling before he died in October 2017. Sidney Berger agreed to take on the role of editor to help finalize the introduction and put the translations in publishable form. His efforts and the support of the Wolfe family have enabled Oak Knoll to bring Richard Wolfe's last major project to its intended readers.
250 copies only, with 17 tipped-in samples of Halferian marbling techniques executed by the author.
- Additional Information
Item Code JOSHAH Publisher Oak Knoll Press Publish Date 2018 ISBN 9781584563778 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 6x8 # Pages 134pg Color Text/Full Color