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BOOK COLLABORATIONS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) BOOK COLLABORATIONS: Original artwork, manuscripts, page layouts, paste-ups, galley proofs, and correspondence for book collaborations with notable poets and writers. Materials document the exchange of ideas, conceptual planning, and specifications and directions between the printmakers, poets and artists.
Arranged in subseries alphabetically by author.
 

Crozier, Andrew

Box 1, Folder 1

Utamaro Variations (1982) - Typescripts with annotations and proofs from woodblocks

General note

Includes cut-outs of design and pencil and pen drawings on paper.
Box 1, Folder 2

Along the Threshold: Some Remarks about Ian Tyson's Prints - Typescript undated

 

Eigner, Larry

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence 1968 - 1987

Box 1, Folder 4

A Line That May Be Cut (1968)

General note

Artwork.
Oversize FB-140, Folder 6

A Line That May Be Cut (1968) - Prospectus

General note

Circle Press, London.
Box 1, Folder 5

Fragments: Twenty-Two Woodblocks (1988)

General note

Includes edited typescripts of colophon statement, notes, typescript copy of poem, and copies of grid block drawings.
 

Farrer, Julia

Box 1, Folder 6

Brochure, resume and review 2000

General note

Article mentions collaboration with Tyson.
 

Fisher, Roy

Box 1, Folder 7

Metamorphoses (1970) - Typography, drafts with annotations on photocopies

General note

Tetrad Press, London.
Oversize FB-140, Folder 7

Metamorphoses (1970) - Abandoned first proofs, with typography layouts, paste-ups and trial etchings

Oversize FB-140, Folder 8

Metamorphoses (1970) - Clamshell box

Box 1, Folder 8

Cultures (1975) - Correspondence with Roy Fisher 1970 - 1979

General note

Tetrad Press, London.
Box 1, Folder 9

Cultures (1975) - Original hand-drawn layout by Roy Fisher, with annotations on photocopies

General note

5 leaves.
Oversize FB-140, Folder 9

Cultures (1975) - Mock-up, original typographic grid drawing and layouts by Ian Tyson

Box 1, Folder 10

Roller (1999) - Original texts on index cards and first (abandoned) drafts, with letter by Fisher

General note

Circle Press, London.
Box 1, Folder 11

Roller (1999) - Proposal, "continued" draft letters between Tyson, Fisher and Circle Press

Box 1, Folder 12

Roller (1999) - First proofs (computer generated text), with letter by Tyson to Fisher

 

Griffin, Jonathan

Box 1, Folder 13

Postcard addressed to Ian Tyson 1985

General note

Card concerns text set for Temple .
 

Mac Low, Jackson

Oversize FB-205, Folder 6

23rd Light Poem For Larry Eigner (1969)

General note

Artwork.
Box 1, Folder 14

23rd Light Poem For Larry Eigner (1969)

General note

Typescripts.
Box 1, Folder 15

Pronouns (1971)

General note

Correspondence, 1969-1973.
Oversize FB-140, Folder 2

Pronouns (1971) artwork

Oversize MC-054-01

Pronouns (1971) artwork

Box 1, Folder 16

Pronouns (1971) - Photocopy of manuscript

Oversize FB-140, Folder 3

Pronouns (1971) - Galley proofs

Box 1, Folder 17

Pronouns (1971) - Revised typescript 1975

 

Mock, Jean-Yves

Box 1, Folder 18

Ich Sterbe (1989) - Correspondence 1987 - 1989

General note

Tetrad Press, London.
Box 1, Folder 19

Ich Sterbe (1989) - Writing by Mock, typescript drafts with annotations

Oversize FB-205, Folder 7

Ich Sterbe (1989) - Layout of fold and typographic setting

 

Phillips, Tom

Box 1, Folder 20

Birth Of Art (1972) - Original handwritten text for the colophon page by Tom Phillips

General note

Tetrad Press, London.
Box 1, Folder 21

Ein Deutsches Requiem - After Brahms (1972) - Colophon page, typescript with annotation

General note

Tetrad Press, London.
Box 1, Folder 22

Ein Deutsches Requiem - After Brahms (1972) - Color proofs on regular and Saunder mould-made paper

General note

One proof signed by Tom Phillips.
Box 1, Folder 23

Ein Deutsches Requiem - After Brahms (1972) - Layout for typography on color proof

Box 1, Folder 24

A Humument (1972-1974) - First proofs, one set signed by Tom Phillips

General note

Tetrad Press, London.
Box 1, Folder 25

A Humument (1972-1974) - Title page and colophon

General note

4 copies.
Box 1, Folder 26

A Humument (1972-1974) - Unsigned proofs

Oversize FB-475, Folder 1

A Humument (1972-1974) - Wooden case with blue Plexiglass cover

 

Pickney, Richard

Box 1, Folder 27

A Bridge and A Set Of Strings - Mock-up with pencil layout, six sheets folded

 

Power, Kevin

Box 1, Folder 28

Correspondence 1979 - 1983

Box 1, Folder 29

Work In Progress (1977) - Original typescript poems and photograph [image used for drawing]

General note

Trigram Press, London.
Box 1, Folder 30

Work In Progress (1977) - Layout and text paste-ups

Box 1, Folder 31

Work In Progress (1977) - Original drawings and print proofs

Oversize FB-205, Folder 9

Work In Progress II (1977) - Mock-ups

General note

Tetrad Press, London/Amsterdam, for Jan Tholenaar.
Box 1, Folder 32

De Morandi (1979) - Letter from Kevin Power and explanation of the "Morandi Series," with drawings and layouts

Box 1, Folder 33

De Morandi (1979) - Original drawings [6 leaves], one watercolor and layout of the title page

General note

Circle Press, Guildford.
Box 1, Folder 34

De Morandi (1979) - Typescripts with annotations

Box 1, Folder 35

De Morandi (1979) - Proofs

General note

6 leaves.
Box 1, Folder 36

Quercy Spine (1979-1980) - Poems by Kevin Power with letter and original drawings

General note

Tetrad Press, London.
Box 2, Folder 1

Heidegger My Way, and Scarcely (1982) - Typescript poem by Kevin Power with correspondence

General note

Material relates to Work In Progress Jan Tholenaar Editions, Amsterdam.
Box 2, Folder 2

Heidegger My Way, and Scarcely (1982) - Typographic layout, paginated

Box 2, Folder 3

Heidegger My Way, and Scarcely (1982) - Preliminary drawings and possible layouts, 4 folded sheets

Oversize FB-205, Folder 8

Heidegger My Way, and Scarcely (1982) - Mock-up with text paste-ups, 3 folios

 

Rothenberg, Jerome

Box 2, Folder 4-6

Correspondence 1967 - 1993, 2003

Oversize FB-475, Folder 3

Correspondence 2003

General note

Includes oversize sketches for book ideas.
Box 2, Folder 7

Photographs of Rothenberg

Oversize FB-205, Folder 1

Sightings I-IX; and, Red Easy A Color (1968) artwork

Box 2, Folder 8

17 Horse Songs of Frank Mitchell, Nos X-XIII (1969) artwork

Box 2, Folder 9

17 Horse Songs of Frank Mitchell, Nos X-XIII (1969) typescripts

Oversize FB-205, Folder 4

17 Horse Songs of Frank Mitchell, Nos X-XIII (1969)

General note

Variation on the 17 Horse Songs of Frank Mitchell. (2 items) Includes "Variation II for four voices" (1971). Unpublished artwork.
Oversize FB-205, Folder 5

17 Horse Songs of Frank Mitchell, Nos X-XIII (1969)

General note

Variations on the 13th Horse Song of Frank Mitchell from the Translations of Jerome Rothenberg. Variation I Metamorphoses for 3 Voices. Into Black for Tom Phillips (1971). Unpublished artwork.
Box 2, Folder 10

Narratives and Real Theater Pieces (1977/1978) - Original drawings

General note

15 leaves. Braad Editions, Loubressac, France.
Box 2, Folder 11

Narratives and Real Theater Pieces (1977)

General note

Contains 2 extra prints, one on hand-colored paper.
Box 2, Folder 12

Narratives and Real Theater Pieces (1977/1978) - Proofs, 3 designs

Box 2, Folder 13

Narratives and Real Theater Pieces (1977/1978) - Text proof

Box 2, Folder 14

Song From The Society Of the Mystic Animals (1982) with Richard J. John - Manuscript

Box 2, Folder 15

Song From The Society Of the Mystic Animals (1982) with Richard J. John - Trial type sheets

Oversize FB-205, Folder 2

Song From The Society Of the Mystic Animals (1982) with Richard J. John - Page layouts

Oversize FB-205, Folder 3

Song From The Society Of the Mystic Animals (1982) with Richard J. John - Paste-ups

Box 2, Folder 16

Songs From the Society of Mystic Animals (1982) - "Vocal scores based on Jr. texts," layout with paste-ups

General note

Related to Mystic Animals and 17 Horse Songs. 12 leaves. Tetrad Press, London.
Box 2, Folder 17

Songs From the Society of Mystic Animals (1982) - Text on acetates [negatives] with corrections

Oversize FB-205, Folder 10

Songs From the Society of Mystic Animals (1982) - Text proofs

General note

6 leaves.
Box 2, Folder 18

Millenium (1988) manuscript

Box 2, Folder 19

Millenium (1988) page layout

Box 2, Folder 20

Millenium (1988) paste-up

Box 2, Folder 21

Six Gematria (1992) artwork

Box 2, Folder 22

Six Gematria (1992) manuscript

Oversize FB-140, Folder 4

Six Gematria (1992) page layout

Oversize FB-140, Folder 5

Six Gematria (1992) final paste-up

Box 2, Folder 23

Delight/Delices and Other Gematria (1997) - Typescript poems with corrections and typography specifications 1997

General note

Includes correspondence and notes. Editions Ottezec.
Box 2, Folder 24

Delight/Delices and Other Gematria (1997) - Layouts with explanations, paste-ups and original designs

Box 2, Folder 25

Delight/Delices and Other Gematria (1997) - Mock-up for portfolio with a collage cover

Box 3, Folder 1

Case For Memory (2001) - Poems and typescripts

General note

Granary Books, New York.
Box 3, Folder 2

Case For Memory (2001) - Original drawings [8 leaves] with mock-up portfolio

Box 3, Folder 3

Case For Memory (2001) - Text on acetates for screen printing

Box 3, Folder 4

Case For Memory (2001) - Second of the original drawings on acetates for screen printing

Box 3, Folder 5

Case For Memory (2001) - First mock-up with paste-ups and layouts

Box 3, Folder 6

Case For Memory (2001) - Working mock-up with paste-ups and layouts

Box 3, Folder 7

Surimono 5: In Memory Of Paul Celan: Three Death Poems (2003) - Poem typescript

General note

Also includes color inkjet proofs of designs, colored pencil mock-ups, and correspondence with Ian Tyson.
Box 3, Folder 8

Homage To Goya: The Sleep Of Reason (2006) - Mock-up booklet, two variants

 

Thayler, Carl

Oversize FB-475, Folder 4

Mariposa Suite Nos. I-VI (circa 1971) - First working proofs of etchings by Warrington Colescott

General note

Also contains seven etchings, screen print colored, and unnumbered.
 

Van Dias, Robert

Box 3, Folder 9

Surimono 4 "White On White" (2001) - Mock-up with original drawing, one folded sheet

 

Wolff, Christian

Box 3, Folder 10

Prose Collection (1973) - Typescript with annotations 1971

Oversize FB-475, Folder 5

Prose Collection (1973) - Cover mock-ups with folded inserts

 

Yip, Wai-lim

Box 3, Folder 11

Surimono 3 (1995) - correspondence

Oversize FB-140, Folder 1

Surimono 3 (1995) - Page layouts

Box 3, Folder 12

Surimono 3 (1995) - Paste-ups of 2 designs by Tyson

 

BOOKS BY TYSON

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) BOOKS BY TYSON: Tyson collaborated with unique presses around the world, publishing limited edition artist's books. This series documents many aspects of contemporary and traditional printing, such as handset type and materials from print methods such as screen, linocut, woodblock, lithography, etching and drypoint. It also includes his handmade papers, bookbindings and boxes; and preprint maquettes, mock-up booklets, preliminary layouts, and drafts of text. Tyson has both contributed to and represented fine print presses in exhibitions at many libraries, art galleries and museums around the world. The material dates from 1966 to 2005, and demonstrates Tyson's wide-ranging skills of painting, drawing, printmaking, fine letterpress printing, poetry, and book arts.
The most prominent book material appearing in the series is from A Cast of Dice Never Can Annul Chance (1985), with pre-production materials consisting of reproductions of the original Stéphane Mallarmé poem, and translations, drafts, and hand-inked text layouts by Neil Crawford.
Materials are arranged chronologically by date of book publication.
Box 3, Folder 13

List of books and descriptions, Ian Tyson database A-Z

Box 3, Folder 14

Six Extracts From the Zenrinkushu with Decorations (1966) - Prospectus

General note

Published by Ian Tyson, London.
Box 3, Folder 15

Approval Stamp Offer - Prints for first 'Stamp Offer' circa 1970-1971

General note

Tetrad Press, London.
Oversize FB-205, Folder 11

Letters From The Black Palace I - IIII (1971) - Original drawings [10 leaves] and template

General note

Tetrad Press, London.
Oversize FB-475, Folder 2

Letters From The Black Palace I - IIII (1971) - Clamshell box

Box 3, Folder 16

Stanzas of the Grave (1972) - Explanations of working process and text drafts

General note

Tetrad Press, London.
Oversize MC-195-01

A Illiers-Compray (1973?) - Suite of preliminary art work and progressive printing proofs

General note

Includes set of fourteen colored screenprints, one black and white negative screen print for title page, and one mock-up title page with collage.
 

Screens I - XIV (1976)

Oversize FB-431, Folder 1

Drafts of poem by Ian Tyson, 2-page text paste-ups, layouts and clipping for collage

General note

Kelpra Editions, London.
Oversize FB-431, Folder 2

Title page, proof with corrections

Oversize FB-431, Folder 3

Paste-ups of collage, 8 leaves paginated

Oversize FB-431, Folder 4

Screen print proof

Oversize FB-431, Folder 5

Mock-up, paginated

Oversize FB-431, Folder 6

Mock-up with color prints and acetate paste-ups, paginated

General note

Authorized version for Pat Gilmour.
 

Life and Times Of Baby Woojams (1978)

Box 3, Folder 17

Text with corrections and note circa 1978

General note

Tetrad Press, London.
Box 3, Folder 18

Original lettering of Gertrude Stein and proofs circa 1978

Box 3, Folder 19

Mock-ups, 3 variations circa 1978

Box 3, Folder 20

Cover negatives

General note

Includes black and white negatives of Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas' gravestones for cover.
 

New Art of Shadow (1978)

Box 3, Folder 21

Layout, typography and colophon draft

Box 3, Folder 22

Original drawings and layouts, 6 variations

Box 3, Folder 23

Proof

Box 3, Folder 24

Poem, with annotations

 

Notes From A Rural Region (1979/1980)

Oversize FB-432, Folder 1

1-page draft entitled, "Notes on Rural Architecture" and layout

General note

Paginated. Tetrad Press, London.
Oversize FB-432, Folder 2

Text proofs of the title page and colophon

Oversize FB-432, Folder 3

Screen print proofs [4 variations] and original watercolor drawing

Oversize FB-432, Folder 4

Slipcase and folio cover

 

Zen - Alissprliche der Zen Meister (1981)

Box 3, Folder 25

Correspondence with Wolfgang Tiessen 1979 - 1993

General note

Edition Tiessen, Neu-Isenburg.
Box 3, Folder 26

Drawings and watercoloring by Tyson [12 leaves]

General note

Includes abandoned drawings.
Box 3, Folder 27

2-page layout

Box 3, Folder 28

Woodcut proofs of 4 images [9 leaves]

Box 3, Folder 29

Hybrid Shoji (1984) - Maquette layouts and covers

General note

Includes three booklets with patterned cutouts, unbound.
Box 4, Folder 1

Seasons - After Thomson (1984) - Original drawings [4 leaves]

General note

Tetrad Press, London.
Box 4, Folder 2

Seasons - After Thomson (1984) - Mock-up with paste-ups, layouts and artist's proofs signed by Tyson

 

Poem: A Cast Of Dice Never Can Annul Chance (1985)

Box 4, Folder 3-4

Correspondence with Neil Crawford circa 1981-1985

Oversize FB-434, Folder 1

Mock-up and text paste-ups

General note

Includes original photoset text for the colophon page.
Oversize FB-434, Folder 2

Drawings on acetates and templates for plate size

Oversize FB-434, Folder 3

Mock-up, folio consisting of 6 original watercolors 1984 - 1985

General note

Includes texts proofs with corrections, signed by Tyson.
Oversize FB-434, Folder 4

Trial proofs of aquatints [12 drawings]

General note

Includes signed proofs, "Apros Mallarme, H/C #1" and "State I" by Tyson.
Box 4, Folder 5

Copies of book reviews

General note

Includes reviews of Stéphane Mallarmé's Un Coup De Dés .
Box 4, Folder 6

Copy of essay by Léon Cellier

General note

Mallarmé, Redon, et Un Coup De Dés..., 1975.
Box 4, Folder 7

Edited typescript of colophon statement and translator's note

General note

Includes annotated notes of layout in French.
Box 4, Folder 8

Handwritten poem draft text with corrections 1970 - 1983

Box 4, Folder 9

Pencil layout design of cover

Oversize FB-434, Folder 5

Photocopy set of original poem

General note

Includes photocopy set of original poem at 11x17".
Oversize FB-434, Folder 6

Original photoset text for poem layout

Oversize FB-434, Folder 7

Hand-inked text layout on tissue with edits

Oversize FB-434, Folder 8

Hand-inked text layout denoting font size on tissue with edits

Oversize FB-434, Folder 9

Original poem on acetates to final print size

Oversize FB-479, Folder 1

Hand-inked text layout at final print size on board

Oversize FB-479, Folder 2

Paste-up text layout at final print size on board

Oversize FB-434, Folder 8

Hand-inked text layout denoting font size on tissue with edits

Oversize FB-434, Folder 9

Original poem on acetates to final print size

Oversize FB-479, Folder 1

Hand-inked text layout at final print size on board

Oversize FB-479, Folder 2

Paste-up text layout at final print size on board

Box 4, Folder 10

Saperaude - Beantwortung Der Frage: Was Ist Alifklarung (1987) - Paste-ups on proofs [10 images]

General note

Edition Tiessen, Neu-Isenburg.
Box 4, Folder 11

Untitled lithograph printed Éditions Fanal (1990)

General note

Printed for a New Year gift, 697 of 700.
Box 4, Folder 12

Zen Stories (1994) - Prospectus, insert of book

General note

Edition Tiessen, Neu-Isenburg.
Box 4, Folder 13

A Propos "Le Livre": (D'Apres Stéphane Mallarmé) (2002) - Mock-up booklets with colored pencil and ink drawings

General note

Includes loose ink drawings, colored pencil sketches, and text layout.
Box 4, Folder 14

Pavan (2002) - Maquettes layouts and grids

General note

Includes three booklets each one page folded to five pages with colored pencil sketches.
Oversize FB-477, Folder 1

Vert(ical) (2003) - Mock-up booklets with pencil text layout and color photocopy insert pages

Box 4, Folder 15

T (2003) - Mock-up booklet with binding, paste-ups, and title cut-outs

General note

Includes acetate cover lay overs, two booklets.
Oversize FB-477, Folder 2

Jardin De V(ie) (2004) - Mock-up booklets with cut-out inserts

Box 4, Folder 16

Surimono 7, After Li Ho (2005) - Mock-up print

 

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS: Non-book production items including exhibition materials in the form of posters, an interview with Ian Tyson by Pat Gilmour of the Tate Gallery, and slides of Ian Tyson's art work and exhibition views.
Box 4, Folder 17

Fluxpost West Commemorative International stamp sheet 1978

General note

Includes one sheet perforated with 64 artist stamps and exhibitor list.
Box 4, Folder 18

Interview: Ian Tyson talking to Pat Gilmour, curator of prints, Tate Gallery, about his prints 23.ix.75 1977

General note

Includes typescript transcription and cover letter from Tate Gallery.
Box 4, Folder 19

L'Ami Voyage...En Compagnie - Ian Tyson, Estampes et Livres D'Artiste

General note

Includes two printed exhibition posters with mailed invitation, October 25-November 26, 2005.
Box 4, Folder 20

Slides of Ian Tyson's artwork circa 1966-1980

General note

Includes slides from exhibition views from Galerie Hoffman, 1980.