[ Upland, California:]: Blackbird Press, 2005. One of eighty copies signed by Goldenthal, Simon, Gillingwators, and Alquitela. With eighteen prints of Baila Goldenthal’s paintings from photos by Michael Honer and Michael Nelson. Type is handset Optima and Times New Roman printed with a Vandercook Universal on Zerkall Book paper. The Book of Mary structure of Weavers is based on the work of Claire Van Vliet. Made by Jean Gillingwators with assistance by Anna Alquitela. A fine copy. Bound in handmade white Japanese Kyosei-shi covers with Tyvek strips at spine. Enclosed in a clear plastic slipcase. Book binding structure based on Claire Van Vliet's The Book of Mary structure. 8 in. x 10 in. Unpaginated. Item #17177
Baila Goldenthal was a painter/sculptor whose work has been shown in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Skirball Museum, the Downey Museum of Art, the Riverside Museum of Art, the Aldridge Museum of Contemporary Art in Connecticut, and many gallery solo and group exhibitions. She lived in the Larchmont area of Los Angeles. Maurya Simon is the daughter of Baila Goldenthal. She is the recipient of a 1999-2000 NEA Fellowship in poetry, as well as the author of six volumes of poetry, including most recently, A Brief History of Punctuation (Sutton Hoo Press, 2002) and Ghost Orchid, which was nominated for a 2004 National Book Award in Poetry. She was head of the creative writing program at the University of California, Riverside.
The Blackbird Press was established in 1982 by Jean Gillingwators. The press produces limited edition letterpress printed books, broadsides, and ephemera. Blackbird Press books are in the collections of private collectors and institutions like Iowa State University, Scripps College, Brown University, Northwestern University, and the Getty.