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Furtwängler, Felix Martin
Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven
Supplement: Peter Jelavich, Terror of the Soul
pages/dimensions: 48 pages, 2x4 pages endpapers, many fold-out pages to the top, the sides, and the bottom + booklet
binding: cloth-bound
dimensions: 15.7 × 19.00 cm
publishing date: 28.11.2018
prices: 470,00 Eur[D]
ISBN: 978-3-447-11058-7
470,00 Eur

Artist’s book, one-time edition, 99 numbered and signed copies, with an enclosed essay by Peter Jelavich, Terror of the Soul (primary publication).
48 pages and 2 x 4 pages endpapers, many fold-out pages to the top, the sides, and the bottom, 157 x 190 mm, cloth-bound; accompanying booklet (32 pages, 7 ill.), three-stitch-sewing, black cardboard cover and red embossing.
Price: 470,00 Euro / 500 US-Dollar (postage free)

Proceeding from Edgar Allan Poe’s narrative poem “The Raven,” the well-known painter, graphic and book artist Felix Martin Furtwängler designed and created this pop-up and folding book of a very special kind. Graphic illustrations by the author accompany the text, paper cuts and pop-up forms lend a three-dimensional shape and vivacity to the words.
The work was printed on a Roland 700, using the offset printing process. It was typesetted manually, using the scripts Schwabach Due Mille, Las Vegas medium, Futura medium, Futura bold, Lucida Blackletter regular, Neue Helvetica medium and Special Elite regular, while each of the 14 Pantone colors on the machine was individually modulated and mixed by the artist. The paper Furtwängler chose is 200 g/qm Tintoretto Gesso wood-free white felt-marked, with a classical hand-made paper structure by Fedrigoni.
Thereafter, the artist cut each single leaf by hand, grooved and folded them. The folded single leaves were collected into sewing layers by hand, sewn with open thread-stitching with triple cross-stitch and fitted between two book covers made of 2.2 mm thick book binding board, covered by blue Hansa linen and embossed with white hot-foil embossing on the front cover and a printed ending paper made of 200 g/qm Tintoretto Gesso.
Since 1975, Felix Martin Furtwängler has been publishing hand-printed copies, artist’s books and book objects. Inspiration and basis for his pictures, graphics and colored figures-and-letters collages are his own and literary texts, with texts and pictures forming a symbiosis. He works with different graphic techniques such as woodcut and linocut as well as etching, combining them and experimenting with painting over them. With his painting books and graphic works, Felix Martin Furtwängler is present in far more than one hundred collections worldwide.

Ausgehend von Edgar Allan Poes erzählendem Gedicht „The Raven“ konzipierte und schuf der bekannte Maler, Graphiker und Buchkünstler Felix Martin Furtwängler dieses Klapp- und Faltbuch der besonderen Art. Graphiken des Künstlers begleiten den Text, Papierschnitte und Ausklappformen verleihen dem Wort dreidimensionale Gestalt und Lebendigkeit.
Unter Verwendung der Schriften Schwabach Due Mille, Las Vegas medium, Futura medium, Futura bold, Lucida Blackletter regular, Neue Helvetica medium und Special Elite regular mit Hand gesetzt, wurde das Werk auf einer Roland 700 im Offsetverfahren gedruckt, wobei jede der 14 Pantonefarben an der Maschine vom Künstler individuell abgestimmt und nachgemischt wurde. Als Papier wählte Furtwängler das 200 g/qm Tintoretto Gesso holzfrei weiß filzmarkiert, mit klassischer Büttenstruktur von Fedrigoni.
Sodann wurde jedes Blatt vom Künstler einzeln von Hand ausgeschnitten, gerillt und gefalzt. Die gefalzten Einzelblätter wurden von Hand zu Heftlagen zusammengetragen und in offener Fadenheftung mit dreifachem Kreuzstich geheftet und zwischen zwei, mit blauem Hansaleinen bezogene Buchdeckel aus 2,2 mm starker Buchbinderpappe mit weißer Folienprägung auf dem Vorderdeckel und bedrucktem Vorsatz aus 200 g/qm Tintoretto Gesso eingehängt.