|Limited-Edition Monographs by Ctein|
The Final Frontier
(Click on the cover photos to see a full description of each monograph, including photographs of all the plates and supporting text.)
Each monograph is strictly limited to a signed and numbered edition of 100 (plus five artist's proofs). Every plate is hand-printed and signed by Ctein. These portfolios are offered as lovely 17.5" by 13.5" hand-bound volumes ($1,195 U.S.) or boxed loose-leaf sets ($995 U.S.). The prices include shipping and handling within the United States and Canada.*
Each plate is individually printed by Ctein on 17" by 13" Epson Enhanced Matte paper with Epson pigmented inks. The image size on each page is up to 14" by 11" (depending upon the format of the photograph). Protective interleaf tissues carrying the plate number and title of the photograph are inserted between the plates.
The hand-bound volumes are created by Cardoza-James Bindery of San Francisco, using the finest archival materials.
The 0.1" cover board is wrapped in fine, hand-woven, black Japanese silk. As finishing touches, the binder glues on the cover photo, blind-embosses the title on the cover and silver-foil stamps it on the spine.
The finished book is as luxurious and elegant to handle as it is to peruse. It is not a volume one can flip through casually; rather it inspires the discerning lover of fine books and photographs to enjoy Ctein's photographs as a truly contemplative experience.
These monographs are also available as unbound boxed sets. The boxed set includes all the material found in the bound volumes, including title and text pages and interleaf sheets.
(By the way, should you phone, my name is pronounced "kuh-TINE"). Email is the most reliable way to start; I check it twice a day, unless I'm traveling and can't get access to a node.
Because only 100 signed-and-numbered copies will be produced, availability and price will be subject to change without notice.
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