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Biotherm (for Bill Berkson)

Title
Biotherm (for Bill Berkson) / by Frank O'Hara ; lithographs by Jim Dine ; essay by Bill Berkson.
Author
O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966.
Publication
San Francisco : Arion Press, 1990.

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TextPermit needed Spencer Coll. Amer. 1990 03-319Schwarzman Building - Print Collection Room 308

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Description
1 case (44 sheets (44 leaves), 1 v. (24 p.)) : ill.; 58 cm.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Jim Dine.
Alternative Title
Companion to Biotherm.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Livres d'artistes – United States – 20th century.
  • Typefaces (Type evidence) – Spectrum.
Note
  • "Edition limited to 180 copies, of which 150 copies, assigned arabic numerals, are for sale ... Each copy is signed by the artist"--Colophon, leaf 44.
  • Poem, reprinted from The collected poems of Frank O'Hara.
  • "Designed and produced ... by Andrew Hoyem ... The type is Spectrum, designed by Jan Van Krimpen. The poem is handset in 22-point foundry type with other sizes for display and 14-point Monotype for the foreword, essay, and glossary ... The paper is English mould-made T.H. Saunders Waterford hot-press finish ... The letterpress printing and binding were done at Arion Press. The lithographic printing was done at Phelps-Schaefer in Brisbane, California ... The thirty-second publication of the Arion Press"--Colophon.
  • Illustrations: 42 prints : offset lithograph, b&w ; full-page (21 are printed on sheets containing letterpress). Carpenter 169.26 shows hand-colored copy of the 26th ill.; uncolored in this copy.
  • Blank sheet, not counted in collation, at end.
  • Size of sheets: 56 x 39 cm.
  • In pocket of case: Companion to Biotherm (for Bill Berkson), the last long poem of the late Frank O'Hara (1926-1966) : an essay entitled Air and such, with a glossary of notes on incidental references, quotations, and allusions in order of appearance in the poem / by Bill Berkson ; publisher's note by Andrew Hoyem. -- San Francisco : Arion Press, 1990. 24 p. : port. ; 28 cm.
  • Unbound sheets and booklet issued in red cloth case.
  • "The intaglio printing for an extra suite of eight prints by Jim Dine from images in Biotherm, issued in an edition of 35 sets, with 25 sets for sale, plus five artist's proofs and five publisher's proofs, was done by R.E. Townsend, Inc. in Georgetown, Nassachusetts"--Colophon. Suite has title: Suite of eight prints from Biotherm by Frank O'Hara.
Indexed In (note)
  • Carpenter, E. Jim Dine prints 1985-2000,
Call Number
Spencer Coll. Amer. 1990 03-319
OCLC
  • 23115337
  • 23115337
Author
O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966.
Title
Biotherm (for Bill Berkson) / by Frank O'Hara ; lithographs by Jim Dine ; essay by Bill Berkson.
Imprint
San Francisco : Arion Press, 1990.
Indexed In:
Carpenter, E. Jim Dine prints 1985-2000, 169
Local Note
Spencer Coll. copy is no. 108; signed in pencil by the artist.
Local Note
Spencer Coll. has copy AP II of the suite, which is cataloged separately with classmark: Spencer Coll. Amer. 1990 03-319a.
Gift of Jim Dine.
Added Author
Dine, Jim, 1935- Illustrator
Berkson, Bill. Air and such. 1990.
Hoyem, Andrew. Book designer
Arion Press. Publisher. Printer
Phelps-Schaefer Lithographics, printer of plates.
Added Title
Companion to Biotherm.
Gift of Jim Dine.
Research Call Number
Spencer Coll. Amer. 1990 03-319
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