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Something Lived, Something Dreamed: Urban Design and the American West
With Something Lived, Something Dreamed Red Butte Press turns its attention to the complex relationship between natural and urban landscapes. As a contribution to the dialogue surrounding this increasingly vital topic, the Press commissioned William McDonough to apply—for the first time—his comprehensive design philosophy to the American West. The result is a spirited manifesto in which McDonough reimagines the city through an optimistic, visionary lens, reminding us how deeply our built environments are embedded in the natural world. At once historical and cutting-edge, practical and poetic, Something Lived, Something Dreamed is a lyrical invitation to reconsider the rich relationship between nature and city in the twenty-first century.
ink, paper, aluminum, reclaimed wood
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.