San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1999. Illustrated with twelve drawings of sites and artifacts by Wayne Thiebaud. Text by Italo Calvino. Translated from the Italian with a new introduction by William Weaver. Signed, Limited Edition of 400 numbered copies, signed by the artist. Thiebaud contributed twelve drawings, with the idea that the images of cities and objects remain invisible until the reader takes action. Andrew Hoyem designed the book with drawings printed on clear plastic in different color inks, each matching the color of the following sheets. The images are revealed only when the transparent plastic sheet is turned back onto the preceding page. With the original promotional materials, in original mailing envelope. Includes the large, fold-out prospectus, a letter to subscribers, and a large promotional color photograph. An interesting book in a unique binding. Folio, bound in an anodized aluminum four-ring metal binding, allowing the pages to be flipped as in a regular binder. An aluminum rod slips through hoops on the cover and securing binding. Item #55861
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