Just released - unique& stunning - Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Limited Edition

Just released - unique& stunning  - Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Limited Edition from Dave Wood Art

By: Dave Wood Art  18-May-2011
Keywords: Artists, Fine Arts

Are you a Collector of fine books or the book arts?

Dave Wood, internationally renowned calligraphic artist, has just completed a stunning edition of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.  This edition, which Dave has chosen to create, was translated by Edward FitzGerald in 1859 and has received worldwide recognition as a masterpiece in English literature and to this day, it remains one of the best loved poems of modern times. 

Omar Khayyam was born in 1048 in north eastern Persia and was a poet of great significance, being recognised as a man of science, specifically in the fields of astronomy and geometry.

Dave has sensitively designed amazing works of art throughout this book which are richly illustrated and decorated in his distinctive style.  During the 16th century, a theme of arrow-like designs was placed around the beautiful carpet pages of many Persican manuscripts.  Dave has chosen to this graphic as part of a continuing theme on almost every page to suggest the link between the East and West - the Persican manuscripts and this 21st century interpretation.  The use of these arrow-like designs also creates a continuous, subtle flow throughout this magnificent book.

The original of this limited edition was written on very fine vellum (calf skin) with Sumi Japanese ink)
illustrated in gouache and traditioally gilded in 23ct gold, using gesso and gum ammoniac. This work has been printed with pigment inks on archival watercolour paper and hand bound with fine cloth with a cloth slipcase.

The original of this one of kind is available, price on application.  Orders for the limited editions are now being taken on request.

Keywords: Artists, Fine Arts

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