Thanks goodness for Suzanne “Saucy Indexer” Ellison, otherwise there would be almost nothing here for you to read. I have been emptying a vein into “The Anarchist’s Design Book” and have been ignoring you. Don’t take it personal.
Meanwhile, lots has been happening with our books that deal with our translation of A.J. Roubo’s “l’Art du menuisier.”
Don Williams and his team are finished with their final clean-up of the the text for “Roubo on Furniture.” I edited their initial translation and it is massive and awesome. I do not use those words lightly. I will receive those text files within the week and will then prepare them for the designer Wesley Tanner.
Yes, there will be a deluxe and a standard edition. But I don’t have any more details than that at this point. We are shooting for a late Spring release in 2016.
In other Roubo news, we have only 16 copies left of the deluxe edition of “Roubo on Marquetry.” This incredibly sexy book won one of the “50 Books of the Year” by the AIGA. It is one of the things we’ve done here at Lost Art Press that I am most proud. Once these 16 copies are gone, they are gone forever. Of course, we will continue to carry the standard version of the book. We are happy to ship this book internationally. Send John Hoffman an e-mail at email@example.com to arrange international shipping.
Also, we have finally broken even in our printing of Roubo’s “Book of Plates.” This book was a public service. We wanted to create an affordable and enormous book of all the plates in “l’Art du menuisier.” John worked like crazy to make this book work at $100 retail. That’s an incredible bargain for what you get (in my opinion).
We still have 2,200 of these books – enough to last for years, I suppose. But once these are gone, these are gone as well. The good news is that we won’t have to stuff the 100-lb. paper in our clothing for insulation this winter. Yay.
OK, time to stop. This book won’t write itself.
— Christopher Schwarz