Apologia

By Barry Lopez

Art by Robin Eschner

Apologia

1997
11.8 by 11 inches, 24 pages
50 numbered copies and 16 lettered copies for the participants and those who supported the publication, signed by the author and the artist.

$2,500.00

Computer-set Poppi Laudatio Regular and Trajan, printed using polymer plates on Stonehenge paper.

Individual folios were hinged together to form a more than 20-foot-long continuous image; bound in boards using Lama Li handmade paper and original USGS topographic maps of the State of Wyoming.

Enclosed in a folder on the back cover, on an original USGS topographic map of Wyoming, is a tire-tread print made by Barry Lopez with the assistance of Sandy Tilcock, using the inked tire of Barry’s Toyota 4-Runner, the vehicle driven on the journey from Oregon to Indiana that is chronicled in the essay.

The book is housed in a clamshell box covered with black Canapetta book cloth, with a paper label on the spine

Robin Eschner, of Forestville, California, carved the twenty-three woodblocks on poplar over a period of six years. Charles Hobson, of San Francisco, designed and organized the edition, which was printed by Susan Acker at Feathered Serpent Press, Novato, California. Nora Pauwels at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California made the woodblocks into an edition. John DeMerritt, of Emeryville, California, hinged the text pages and bound the book. Sandy Tilcock, lone goose press, Eugene, Oregon, produced the boxes.

lone goose press took on the oversight of this project at the request of the author when the original publisher was unable to complete it due to illness. It is the one work with the lone goose imprint that was not printed and bound in Sandy’s studio (apart from the tire prints and protective box). Completed in three months, the work was soon featured in a San Francisco gallery exhibit based on Barry Lopez’s writings.