Edited by Pamela Moore. With 90 photographs by Richard
The story of Minsky's experience as a US/UK
Bicentennial Fellow (1978-79), in his words, those of the
editor, and observations by 15 people he encountered. A
no-holds-barred account, including the story of Tom
Phillips' Dante's Inferno giant fire disaster (with photos),
and meetings with the British from the Heralds at
the Garter Service to artists, punk rockers and bookbinders.
Letterpress from Monotype and handset type, with dry
mounted photographic prints and 45 rpm record. 64 pages 11"
x 14" on Mohawk Superfine Cover 80# soft white. Foil stamped
leather spine, printed cloth on boards. Cover, title page,
back endpaper and record label design by Pat Gorman, cover
caricature of Minsky by Gerald Mynott. Recordings of Kathy
Fire & Reverse doing her song "Libido" (Lyrics on the
endpaper), and Tommy Weitzel solo guitar "Ode to a Dead
Sheep." Edition of 25 and 5 Artist Proofs. 1980.
Dorée Duncan Seligmann
Kathy Fire, endsheet lyrics
Kathy Fire & Reverse, "Libido"
Tommy Weitzel, "Ode to a
Cover, endsheet,, and record label
design: Pat Gorman
Copy Editor: Mary Mooney
caricature: Gerald Mynott
Leather accessories in endsheet
photo supplied by Ian's of London and New York. Legs Deborah
Printed in 1980 on a Vandercook
Universal 1 at the Center for Book Arts, 15 Bleecker Street,
New York City.
Text set in Monotype Goudy Bold and Italic
by Michael Uytenbogaart.
Headings hand set by Minsky in
Cooper Black, printed in Minsky Pink.
Presswork by Minsky
B&W photos on Portriga paper, archivally
processed and selenium toned by Minsky and Roger Haile.
Fifteen color photos are Chromogenic prints made by Minsky
at the London College of Printing, November, 1979.