with images by the author

This is an artist's exploration, in words and strong, dramatic images, of the particular and personal vision that not only generates his creative power but also provides the subject matter for his works of art and usually dictates the physical form in which they will appear. For Bert Isaac, well-known as a watercolourist as well as a printmaker, the elements that have gone most deeply towards the formation of his 'landscape within' are the abandoned slate quarries of Wales and the sea, with its edges and boundaries.

He examines these elements of his childhood memory in this work, along with thoughts about earlier artists and about printmaking techniques. The fifteen relief prints are cut on wood, lino and masonite and are of great originality, power and beauty.

Portfolio: 15 artists' prints, cut on wood, lino and Masonite, printed in 3 or 4 colours on a Vandercook proofing press. Portfolio covered in brown Ingres paper printed with a block and title on the upper cover, spine titling blocked in gilt. The prints are each in a buff paper wrapper which bears an identifying image, title and legend. Each print is titled, numbered and signed by the artist.

Slipcase: contains both book and slipcase and incorporates two large linocuts by the artist printed in dark green on lighter green Ingres.

Editions & Inscriptions

Copies of the Main Edition are Numbered and signed by the artist. A number of signed artist's proofs are also available.

Baskerville type, Monotype set printed on Zerkall mould-made paper. Line images passim. Quarter cloth, spine titling blocked in gilt. Paper covered boards printed with linocut in green and orange.

The Landscape Within

Published in 1991

16 pp.

265 x 410 mm

Editions & Availability

100 copies were printed of the Main Edition and copies are available to buy at £395 each.


Special Editions are not available.

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