Roberto Roversi - The hostile worm

Engravings by Nella Piantà of 4 poems taken from 'Libri e contro il tarlo enimico'.

Print

The texts are composed with Garamond movable type 12, 16, 24, Brio body 16 printed on straw paper.

Book entirely made in the laboratory in 2019.

Circulation

Edition of 26 copies of which X in Roman numbering, plus 2 artist's proofs.

Dimension

Dimensions 20 x 25 cm, thickness about 2cm.

Pages 10 unnumbered, bound in the Japanese style with nettle thread.

The engravings are four full page, on zinc plate etching and soft wax, printed on Hahnem ü hle gr. 230.

Insights

The texts, taken from the volume 'Books and against the enemy worm' by Roberto Roversi (Pendragon editions, 2012), inspired me.

I was particularly struck by the allegory of ignorance seen as a worm that eats knowledge.

In this book the poems 43, 51, 34, 41, and part of the 12 for the title are reported and illustrated.

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Roberto Roversi - The hostile worm

Engravings by Nella Piantà of 4 poems taken from 'Libri contro il tarlo enimico'.

Printing

The texts are composed with Garamond movable type 12, 16, 24, Brio body 16 printed on straw paper.

Book entirely made in laboratory in 2019.

Number of copies

Edition of 26 copies of which X in Roman numbering, plus 2 artist's proofs.

Size

Dimensions 20 x 25 cm, thickness about 2cm.

Pages 10 unnumbered, bound in the Japanese style with nettle thread.

The engravings are four full page, on zinc plate etching and soft wax, printed on Hahnemühle gr. 230.

Insights

The texts, taken from the volume 'Books and against the enemy worm' by Roberto Roversi (Pendragon editions, 2012), inspired me.

I was particularly struck by the allegory of ignorance seen as a worm that eats knowledge.

In this book the poems 43, 51, 34, 41, and part of the 12 for the title are reported and illustrated.

Roberto Roversi - The hostile worm

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