Friday, December 7, 2007
Who would think that in County Mayo you might find interesting hand printed books.
Yesterday we bought at Gibbons Bookshop in Westport 2 little books with woodcuts produced in the sixties by Paul Peter Piech.
Paul Peter Piech was born in 1920 in Brooklyn and moved to London where he founded Taurus Press in 1959. He was also teaching graphic design and printing.
Piech died in 1996.
Gibbons Bookshop has been taken over recently by an american, John Hurst, who is collector of fine press books aswel. It's a pleasure to have someone around here understanding and promoting artist's books and fine press editions.
Our own collection can be seen on http://www.redfoxpress.com/collection-books.html
by clicking on title "new acquisitions"