Something Lived, Something Dreamed: Urban Design and the American West. Monoprints by Christopher Stern.

[Salt Lake City, Utah]: [Red Butte Press]. 2004. One of 125 copies printed at the Red Butte Press of the Marriott Library of the University of Utah, signed by author and artist in the colophon. With a preface, and short bibliography. Three monoprints, each hand-inked, resulting in slight variations among prints, making each book unique. A fine copy. The coptic-style binding is comprised of aluminum and reclaimed wood, and the book is housed in a cloth-covered drop-spine box with a blind-debossed title on the spine. Quarto. [32] pp. Item #12980

The text, in Monotype Univers, was composed and cast in hot metal by Chris Stern at Stern & Faye Printers, Sedro-Woolley, Washington. The paper was commissioned from Cartiera Magnani paper mill in Italy. Printed on an 1846 Columbian hand-press by Marnie Powers-Torrey and Jennifer Sorenson, and bound at BookLab II by Craig Jensen. The boards are a combination of specially made anodized aluminum and wood reclaimed from a single sycamore tree. The essay, commissioned by the Red Butte Press, marks the first time that William McDonough’s comprehensive design philosophy has been presented. It examines the complex relationship between natural and urban landscapes in Western American cities. William McDonough is an internationally celebrated author and architect and the only individual to have received the 'Presidential Award for Sustainable Development'. Time magazine named him a 'hero of the planet' in 1999, and in 2004 he was awarded the “National Design Award- Environment” by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

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