about this piece
Problems of Description in the Language of Discovery
Problems of Description in the Language of Discovery was produced in its entirety by Book Arts Program staff and University of Utah colleagues: Creative Director David Wolske designed the book in tandem with artwork by Mary Toscano, who drew from the same scientific field notes as the poet. Claire Taylor acted as lead printer, assisted by John Thorp, Chris Dunsmore, and Becky Williams Thomas, mfa candidates in creative writing and book arts, along with studio assistant Emiline Twitchell. Text—set in Univers 47 and Chaparral—and art were printed from polymer plates on Zerkall Frankfurt, Minogami, and Arturo. The cover was laminated using Don Glaister’s sanded Mylar® technique. Emily Tipps oversaw binding of the edition, completed by assistant printers and Book Arts Program staff, with help from students in the fall 2012 bookbinding course. Marnie Powers-Torrey directed production and lent a hand or eye as needed.
paper, ink, wire, sanded mylar
About the artist:
Established in 1984 when premiere Bay Area printers, Lewis and Dorothy Allen offered an 1846 Columbian hand press to the J. Willard Marriott Library, Red Butte Press honors and extends the traditions of fine press printing, producing finely crafted, limited editions.
The Press is committed to contemporary dialogue, publishing essays focused on the western states as well as the best in modern fiction and poetry.
Red Butte Press commissions original artwork, uses quality paper and binding materials, and prints letterpress to make each book a reflection of its contents.