Here Stood Mayakovsky

The Brooklyn Bridge literally loomed large in my Brooklyn family’s history for a century, so I was intrigued when I stumbled upon this impressive limited edition volume. The accordion-fold book Brooklyn Bridge with a poem by the 20th century Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky  and original woodcuts by Canadian printer and book designer Glenn Goluska . The award-winning book artist translated, designed, composed, and printed the book in 1985 in Metroblack type on dampened mold-made Rives paper at his imprimerie dromadaire in Toronto in an edition of 75 copies signed by the artist. The poem was composed by Mayakovsky during a three-month visit to the United States in 1925. Goluska produced the edition as a belated celebration of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883.

 

 

 

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