Abstract

The Ian Tyson Collection contains book production materials for collaborations between Ian Tyson, British painter, printmaker and book artist, and prominent poets including Andrew Crozier, Larry Eigner, Wai-lim Yip, Jackson Mac Low, and Jerome Rothenberg. Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, page layouts, paste-ups, galley proofs, and Tyson's original artworks. Ian Tyson's books are the main focus in the collection and include A LINE THAT MAY BE CUT (1968), SIGHTINGS I-IX; AND, RED EASY A COLOR (1968), 17 HORSE SONGS OF FRANK MITCHELL, NOS. X-XII (1969), 23RD LIGHT POEM FOR LARRY EIGNER (1969), THE PRONOUNS (1971), NARRATIVES AND REAL THEATER PIECES (1977), HISTORY OF DADA AS MY MUSE (1982), SONGS FROM THE SOCIETY OF THE MYSTIC ANIMALS (1982), POEM: A CAST OF DICE NEVER CAN ANNUL CHANCE (1985), MILLENIUM (1988), SIX GEMATRIA (1992), SURIMONO 3 (1995), PAVAN (2002), VERT(ICAL) (2003), JARDIN DE V(IE) (2004), and SURIMONO 7, AFTER LI HO (2005).

Biography

Ian Tyson was born in Wallasey, Cheshire, United Kingdom in April 1933. Tyson grew up in Upton, outside of Birkenhead, but spent much time as a child with his grandparents near Wigan. He attended school in Wigan during the World War II and later attended his father's old school. It was there he was introduced to modern art and creating expressive and abstract art. After graduating, he worked as an apprentice engineer in the shipyards for two years. He decided, though, that his future was not in engineering, and continued making artwork independently, determined to attend Birkhead School of Art, where he remained for about two years.

In 1954, Tyson moved to London where he studied figure and life painting at the Royal Academy Schools for four years, in addition to attending etching and lithography evening classes. He then took a position in the printmaking department at the Camberwell School of Art and Craft, then about a year later, taught lithography at the Farmham School of Art from 1959-1966. His first solo show was in 1958-59 at the 1957 Gallery in Edinburgh. It was at Farnham where he met Ron King and in 1967 when King formed Circle Press, he joined him and started screenprinting. Shortly thereafter, he met Jerome Rothenberg through Stuart Montgomery of Fulcrum Press. When Rothenberg saw Tyson's visual interpretations of poetry he suggested one of his poems, which led to the first collaboration between the two and the second publication of Circle Press, SIGHTINGS I-IX & RED EASY A COLOR (1968).

In 1970, Tyson founded his own press in London, Tetrad Press, where he worked with contemporary artists and poets including Jackson Mac Low, Tom Phillips, Roy Fisher, and Larry Eigner. During this time, he created visual interpretations of his own texts including LETTERS FROM THE BLACK PALACE I-III (1971) and STANZA FROM THE GRAVE (1972). In addition to his printmaking and book works, he also created paintings and sculptures. Tyson operated Tetrad Press until 1995, whereupon he started ED.IT Press at his home in France.

He was a visiting professor at the Royal College of Art (1984), the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1969) and the University of California, San Diego (1992), and a Brinkley Fellow at the Norwich School of Art (1979-1980).

While he has continued to produced books arts and prints, he also has increasingly engaged in sculpture. Permanent installations of his sculptures are located in Drome and Séguret, France; London; and the University of East Anglia. In the course of his career, he has been featured in more than 32 solo exhibitions and 44 group exhibitions and his work can be found in more than three dozen public collections across North American and Europe.

Scope and Content

Accessions Processed in 1997

The Ian Tyson Collection contains original artwork, manuscripts, page layouts, paste-ups, galley proofs, and correspondence for book collaborations with Larry Eigner, Jackson Mac Low, Jerome Rothenberg, and Wai-lim Yip. The collection is arranged into one series: 1) BOOK COLLABORATIONS.

Accession Processed in 2004

The accession processed in 2004, spanning from 1966 to 2001, contains preliminary artworks by Ian Tyson and documents the work process for the publications of artist's books by Ian Tyson and Ian Tyson with others. The materials include original drawings, drafts, layouts, paste-ups, proofs, and working mock-ups, as well as correspondence with authors and publishers that includes enclosures of manuscripts and typescripts. The collection is arranged into two series: 2) BOOK COLLABORATIONS and 3) BOOKS BY TYSON.

SERIES 2: BOOK COLLABORATIONS

Tyson's collaborations with notable poets and writers of the 20th century include Lawrence Eigner, English poet Roy Fisher, Jean-Yves Mock, British artist Tom Phillips, poet and critic Kevin Power, American poet Jerome Rothenberg, and poet and critic Wai-lim Yip. This collection details the exchange of ideas, conceptual planning, and specifications and directions between the printmakers, poets and artists. The materials are arranged alphabetically by author.

SERIES 3: BOOKS BY TYSON

Tyson has collaborated with unique presses around the world publishing limited edition artist's books. This collection documents the many aspects of contemporary and traditional printing and includes handset type, various types of print methods as screen, linocut, woodblock, lithography, and etching and drypoint. The collection also includes his handmade papers, bookbinding and box making. Tyson has both contributed and represented the fine print presses in exhibitions at many libraries, art galleries and museums around the world; in London, the Circle Press and Tetrad Press, and print presses in Amsterdam, France, and New York.

Tyson's own publications, spans from 1966 to 1994, and demonstrates his wide-ranging skills of painting, drawing, printmaking, fine letterpress printing, writing, poetry, and book arts. Represented in this accession are SIX EXTRACTS FROM THE ZENRINKUSHU WITH DECORATIONS (1966), LETTERS FROM THE BLACK PALACE I-IIII (1971), STANZAS OF THE GRAVE (1972), SCREENS I-XIV (1976), NEW ART OF SHADOW (1978), APPROVAL STAMP OFFER (197-?), NOTES FROM A RURAL REGION (1979/1980), ZEN - ALISSPRLICHE DER ZEN MEISTER (1981), SEASONS-AFTER THOMSON (1984), POEM: A CAST OF DICE NEVER SHALL ANNUL CHANCE (1985), SAPERAUDE-BEANTWORTUNG DER FRAGE: WAS IST ALIFKLARUNG (1987), LIFE AND TIMES OF BABY WOOJAMS (1993?), and ZEN STORIES (1994).

Additional materials and related works mentioned in the previous accessions are also included in this accession, namely the collaborations with Larry Eigner, Jerome Rothenberg and Wai-lim Yip.

Accession processed in 2008

The accession processed in 2008 contains prelimininary production materials for the publication of additional artist's books by Ian Tyson and his collaborations with others. The materials include original drawings, typescript drafts, layouts, paste-ups, and in-progress mock-ups, in addition to correspondence with authors and publishers dating from 1968-2006. The collection is arranged in three series: 4) BOOK COLLABORATIONS, 5) BOOKS BY TYSON, and 6) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS.

SERIES 4: BOOK COLLABORATIONS

Tyson's collaborations with notable poets and writers such as Jerome Rothenberg, Jackson Mac Low, and Larry Eigner are well represented in the collection and include recent collaborations for new works. The collection continues to document the exchanging of ideas, concepts, and preliminary design directions between the printmakers, poets, and artists. The files contain correspondence discussing layout and composition, typescript drafts with annotations, and working proofs of design elements. The folders are arranged alphabetically by name of collaborator, then chronologically by date of publication.

SERIES 5: BOOKS BY TYSON

The BOOKS BY TYSON series dates from 1973 to 2005, and includes the preprint maquettes, mock-up booklets, preliminary layouts, and drafts of text. The most prominent book material appearing in the series is from POEM: CAST OF DICE NEVER CAN ANNUL CHANCE (1985) with pre-production research items consisting of reproductions of the original Stephen Mallarmé poem, poem drafts by Ian Tyson, and hand inked text layouts. The series also includes the mock-up booklets and layouts for more recent publications, including PAVAN (2002), VERT(ICAL) (2003), T (2003), and JARDIN DE V(IE) (2004). The books are arranged chronologically by date of publication.

SERIES 6: MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

The MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS series contains 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.

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BOOK COLLABORATIONS

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Eigner, Larry

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1 1 A LINE THAT MAY BE CUT (1968). Artwork.

Mac Low, Jackson

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1 2 FB-205-06 23RD LIGHT POEM FOR LARRY EIGNER (1969). Artwork.
1 3 23RD LIGHT POEM FOR LARRY EIGNER (1969). Typescripts.
1 4 PRONOUNS (1971). Correspondence, 1969-1973.
1 5 FB-140-02 PRONOUNS (1971). Artwork, 1 of 2 folders.
1 6 MC-054-01 PRONOUNS (1971). Artwork, 2 of 2 folders.
1 7 PRONOUNS (1971). Photocopy of manuscript.
1 8 FB-140-03 PRONOUNS (1971). Galley proofs.

Rothenberg, Jerome

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1 9 Correspondence, 1967 - 1976.
1 10 Correspondence, 1977 - 1993.
1 11 Photographs of Rothenberg.
1 12 17 HORSE SONGS OF FRANK MITCHELL, NOS X-XIII (1969). Artwork.
1 13 17 HORSE SONGS OF FRANK MITCHELL, NOS X-XIII (1969). Typescripts.
1 14 FB-205-04 17 HORSE SONGS OF FRANK MITCHELL, NOS. X-XIII (1969). Variation on the 17 Horse Songs of Frank Mitchell. (2 items) Includes "Variation II for four voices" (1971). Unpublished artwork.
1 15 FB-205-05 17 HORSE SONGS OF FRANK MITCHELL, NOS. X-XIII (1969). 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.
1 16 MILLENIUM (1988). Manuscript.
1 17 MILLENIUM (1988). Page layout.
1 18 MILLENIUM (1988). Paste-up.
1 19 NARRATIVES AND REAL THEATER PIECES (1977). Contains 2 extra prints, one on hand-colored paper.
1 20 FB-205-01 SIGHTINGS I-IX; AND, RED EASY A COLOR (1968). Artwork.
1 21 SIX GEMATRIA (1992). Artwork.
1 22 SIX GEMATRIA (1992). Manuscript.
1 23 FB-140-04 SIX GEMATRIA (1992). Page layout.
1 24 FB-140-05 SIX GEMATRIA (1992). Final paste-up.
1 25 SONGS FROM THE SOCIETY OF THE MYSTIC ANIMALS (1982) with Richard J. John. Manuscript.
1 26 SONGS FROM THE SOCIETY OF THE MYSTIC ANIMALS (1982) with Richard J. John. Trial type sheets.
1 27 FB-205-02 SONGS FROM THE SOCIETY OF THE MYSTIC ANIMALS (1982) with Richard J. John. Page layouts.
1 28 FB-205-03 SONGS FROM THE SOCIETY OF THE MYSTIC ANIMALS (1982) with Richard J. John. Paste-ups.

Yip, Wai-lim

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1 29 SURIMONO 3 (1995). Correspondence, 1995.
1 30 FB-140-01 SURIMONO 3 (1995). Page layouts.

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BOOK COLLABORATIONS

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Eigner, Larry

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2 1 FB-422-01 A LINE THAT MAY BE CUT (1968) - Prospectus. Circle Press, London.

Farrer, Julia

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2 2 FB-422-02 Brochure, resume and review, 2000. Article mentions collaboration with Tyson.

Fisher, Roy

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2 3 FB-422-03 METAMORPHOSES (1970) - Typography, drafts with annotations on photocopies. Tetrad Press, London.
2 4 FB-422-04 METAMORPHOSES (1970) - Abandoned first proofs, with typography layouts, paste-ups and trial etchings.
2 5 FB-422-05 METAMORPHOSES (1970) - Clamshell box.
2 6 FB-423-01 CULTURES (1975) - Correspondence with Roy Fisher, 1970 - 1979. Tetrad Press, London.
2 7 FB-423-02 CULTURES (1975) - Original hand-drawn layout by Roy Fisher, with annotations on photocopies. 5 leaves.
2 8 FB-423-03 CULTURES (1975) - Mock-up, original typographic grid drawing and layouts by Ian Tyson.
2 9 FB-423-04 ROLLER (1999) - Original texts on index cards and first (abandoned) drafts, with letter by Fisher. Circle Press, London.
2 10 FB-423-05 ROLLER (1999) - Proposal, "continued" draft letters between Tyson, Fisher and Circle Press.
2 11 FB-423-06 ROLLER (1999) - First proofs (computer generated text), with letter by Tyson to Fisher.

Mock, Jean-Yves

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2 12 FB-425-01 ICH STERBE (1989) - Correspondence, 1987 - 1989. Tetrad Press, London.
2 13 FB-425-02 ICH STERBE (1989) - Writing by Mock, typescript drafts with annotations.
2 14 FB-425-03 ICH STERBE (1989) - Layout of fold and typographic setting.

Phillips, Tom

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2 15 FB-424-01 BIRTH OF ART (1972) - Original handwritten text for the colophon page by Tom Phillips. Tetrad Press, London.
2 16 FB-424-02 EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIM - AFTER BRAHMS (1972) - Colophon page, typescript with annotation. Tetrad Press, London.
2 17 FB-424-03 EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIM - AFTER BRAHMS (1972) - Color proofs on regular and Saunder mould-made paper. One proof signed by Tom Phillips.
2 18 FB-424-04 EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIM - AFTER BRAHMS (1972) - Layout for typography on color proof.
2 19 FB-424-05 HUMUMENT (1972-1974) - First proofs, one set signed by Tom Phillips. Tetrad Press, London.
2 20 FB-424-06 HUMUMENT (1972-1974) - Title page and colophon. 4 copies.
2 21 FB-424-07 HUMUMENT (1972-1974) - Proofs, not signed.
2 22 FB-424-08 HUMUMENT (1972-1974) - Wooden case with blue plexiglass cover.

Power, Kevin

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2 23 FB-426-01 WORK IN PROGRESS (1977) - Original typescript poems and photograph [image used for drawing]. Trigram Press, London.
2 24 FB-426-02 WORK IN PROGRESS (1977) - Layout and text paste-ups.
2 25 FB-426-03 WORK IN PROGRESS (1977) - Original drawings and print proofs.
2 26 FB-425-04 DE MORANDI (1979) - Letter from Kevin Power and explanation of the "Morandi Series," with drawings and layouts.
2 27 FB-425-05 DE MORANDI (1979) - Original drawings [6 leaves], one watercolor and layout of the title page. Circle Press, Guildford.
2 28 FB-425-06 DE MORANDI (1979) - Proofs. 6 leaves.
2 29 FB-425-07 QUERCY SPINE (1979-1980) - Poems by Kevin Power with letter. Tetrad Press, London.
2 30 FB-426-04 HEIDEGGER MY WAY AND SCARCELY (1982) - Typescript poem by Kevin Power with correspondence. Material relates to WORK IN PROGRESS. Jan Tholenaar Editions, Amsterdam.
2 31 FB-426-05 HEIDEGGER MY WAY AND SCARCELY (1982) - Typographic layout, paginated.
2 32 FB-426-06 HEIDEGGER MY WAY AND SCARCELY (1982) - Preliminary drawings and possible layouts, 4 folded sheets.
2 33 FB-426-07 HEIDEGGER MY WAY AND SCARCELY (1982) - Mock-up with text paste-ups, 3 folios.
2 34 FB-426-08 WORK IN PROGRESS II (No date) - Mock-ups. Tetrad Press, London/Amsterdam, for Jan Tholenaar.

Rothenberg, Jerome

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2 35 FB-427-01 NARRATIVES AND REAL THEATER PIECES (1977/1978) - Original drawings. 15 leaves. Braad Editions, Loubressac, France.
2 36 FB-427-02 NARRATIVES AND REAL THEATER PIECES (1977/1978) - Proofs, 3 designs.
2 37 FB-427-03 NARRATIVES AND REAL THEATER PIECES (1977/1978) - Text proof.
2 38 FB-427-04 SONGS FROM THE SOCIETY OF MYSTIC ANIMALS (1982) - "Vocal scores based on Jr. texts," layout with paste-ups. Related to MYSTIC ANIMALS and 17 HORSE SONGS. 12 leaves. Tetrad Press, London.
2 39 FB-427-05 SONGS FROM THE SOCIETY OF MYSTIC ANIMALS (1982) - Text on acetates [negatives] with corrections.
2 40 FB-427-06 SONGS FROM THE SOCIETY OF MYSTIC ANIMALS (1982) - Text proofs. 6 leaves.
2 41 FB-428-01 DELIGHT/DELICES AND OTHER GEMATRIA (1997) - Typescript poems with corrections and typography specifications, 1997. Includes correspondence and notes. Editions Ottezec.
2 42 FB-428-02 DELIGHT/DELICES AND OTHER GEMATRIA (1997) - Layouts with explanations, paste-ups and original designs.
2 43 FB-428-03 DELIGHT/DELICES AND OTHER GEMATRIA (1997) - Mock-up for portfolio with a collage cover.
2 44 FB-428-04 CASE FOR MEMORY (2001) - Poems and typescripts. Granary Books, New York.
2 45 FB-428-05 CASE FOR MEMORY (2001) - Original drawings [8 leaves] with mock-up portfolio.
2 46 FB-428-06 CASE FOR MEMORY (2001) - Text on acetates for screenprinting.
2 47 FB-428-07 CASE FOR MEMORY (2001) - Second of the original drawings on acetates for screenprinting.
2 48 FB-428-08 CASE FOR MEMORY (2001) - First mock-up with paste-ups and layouts.
2 49 FB-428-09 CASE FOR MEMORY (2001) - Working mock-up with paste-ups and layouts.

Yip, Wai-lim

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2 50 FB-427-07 SURIMONO 3 (1995) - Paste-ups of 2 designs by Tyson.

BOOKS BY TYSON

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2 51 FB-429-01 List of books and descriptions, Ian Tyson database A-Z.
2 52 FB-429-02 SIX EXTRACTS FROM THE ZENRINKUSHU WITH DECORATIONS (1966) - Prospectus. Published by Ian Tyson, London.
2 53 FB-429-03 LETTERS FROM THE BLACK PALACE I - IIII (1971) - Original drawings [10 leaves] and template. Tetrad Press, London.
2 54 FB-429-04 LETTERS FROM THE BLACK PALACE I - IIII (1971) - Clamshell box.
2 55 FB-430-01 STANZAS OF THE GRAVE (1972) - Explanations of working process and text drafts. Tetrad Press, London.
2 56 FB-431-01 SCREENS I - XIV (1976) - Drafts of poem by Ian Tyson, 2-page text paste-ups, layouts and clipping for collage. Kelpra Editions, London.
2 57 FB-431-02 SCREENS I - XIV (1976) - Title page, proof with corrections.
2 58 FB-431-03 SCREENS I - XIV (1976) - Paste-ups of collage, paginated. 8 leaves.
2 59 FB-431-04 SCREENS I - XIV (1976) - Screenprint proof.
2 60 FB-431-05 SCREENS I - XIV (1976) - Mock-up, paginated.
2 61 FB-431-06 SCREENS I - XIV (1976) - Mock-up with color prints and acetate paste-ups, paginated. Authorized version for Pat Gilmour.
2 62 FB-430-05 NEW ART OF SHADOW (1978) - Layout, typography and colophon draft. Published by Ian Tyson, London.
2 63 FB-430-06 NEW ART OF SHADOW (1978) - Poem, with annotations.
2 64 FB-430-07 NEW ART OF SHADOW (1978) - Original drawings and layouts, 6 variations.
2 65 FB-430-08 NEW ART OF SHADOW (1978) - Proof.
2 66 FB-430-09 APPROVAL STAMP OFFER (197-?) - Prints for first 'Stamp Offer,' 1970/1971. Tetrad Press, London.
2 67 FB-432-01 NOTES FROM A RURAL REGION (1979/1980) - 1-page draft entitled, "Notes on Rural Architecture" and layout. Paginated. Tetrad Press, London.
2 68 FB-432-02 NOTES FROM A RURAL REGION (1979/1980) - Text proofs of the title page and colophon.
2 69 FB-432-03 NOTES FROM A RURAL REGION (1979/1980) - Screenprint proofs [4 variations] and original watercolor drawing.
2 70 FB-432-04 NOTES FROM A RURAL REGION (1979/1980) - Slipcase and folio cover.
2 71 FB-433-01 ZEN - ALISSPRLICHE DER ZEN MEISTER (1981) - Correspondence with Wolfgang Tiessen, 1979 - 1993. Edition Tiessen, Neu-Isenburg.
2 72 FB-433-02 ZEN - ALISSPRLICHE DER ZEN MEISTER (1981) - Drawings and watercoloring by Tyson [12 leaves]. Includes abandoned drawings.
2 73 FB-433-03 ZEN - ALISSPRLICHE DER ZEN MEISTER (1981) - 2-page layout.
2 74 FB-433-04 ZEN - ALISSPRLICHE DER ZEN MEISTER (1981) - Woodcut proofs of 4 images [9 leaves].
2 75 FB-433-05 SEASONS - AFTER THOMSON (1984) - Original drawings [4 leaves]. Tetrad Press, London.
2 76 FB-433-06 SEASONS - AFTER THOMSON (1984) - Mock-up with paste-ups, layouts and artist's proofs signed by Tyson.
2 77 FB-434-01 POEM: A CAST OF DICE NEVER CAN ANNUL CHANCE (1985) - Correspondence to Neil Crawford. Also includes drafts of prospectus letter, typescript translation of Mallarme's UN COUP DE DES, layouts, and notes. Tetrad Press, London.
2 78 FB-434-02 POEM: A CAST OF DICE NEVER CAN ANNUL CHANCE (1985) - Mock-up, text paste-ups. Includes original photoset text for the colophon page.
2 79 FB-434-03 POEM: A CAST OF DICE NEVER CAN ANNUL CHANCE (1985) - Drawings on acetates and templates for plate size.
2 80 FB-434-04 POEM: A CAST OF DICE NEVER CAN ANNUL CHANCE (1985) - Mock-up, folio consisting of 6 original watercolors, 1984 - 1985. Includes texts proofs with corrections, signed by Tyson.
2 81 FB-434-05 POEM: A CAST OF DICE NEVER CAN ANNUL CHANCE (1985) - Trial proofs of aquatints [12 drawings]. Includes signed proofs, "Apros Mallarme, H/C #1" and "State I" by Tyson.
2 82 FB-433-07 SAPERAUDE - BEANTWORTUNG DER FRAGE: WAS IST ALIFKLARUNG (1987) - Paste-ups on proofs [10 images]. Edition Tiessen, Neu-Isenburg.
2 83 FB-430-02 LIFE AND TIMES OF BABY WOOJAMS (1993?) - Text with corrections and note. ca. 1978. Tetrad Press, London.
2 84 FB-430-03 LIFE AND TIMES OF BABY WOOJAMS (1993?) - Original lettering of 'GERTRVDE STEIN' and proofs. ca. 1978.
2 85 FB-430-04 LIFE AND TIMES OF BABY WOOJAMS (1993?) - Mock-ups, 3 variations. ca. 1978.
2 86 FB-433-08 ZEN STORIES (1994) - Prospectus, insert of book. Edition Tiessen, Neu-Isenburg.

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BOOK COLLABORATIONS

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Crozier, Andrew

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3 1 UTAMARO VARIATIONS (1982) - Typescripts with annotations and proofs from woodblocks. Includes cut-outs of design and pencil and pen drawings on paper.
3 2 "Along the Threshold: Some Remarks about Ian Tyson's Prints" - Typescript, undated.

Eigner, Larry

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3 3 Correspondence, 1968 - 1987.
3 4 FRAGMENTS: TWENTY-TWO WOODBLOCKS (1988). Includes edited typescripts of colophon statement, notes, typescript copy of poem, and copies of grid block drawings.

Griffin, Jonathan

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3 5 Postcard addressed to Ian Tyson, 1985. Card concerns text set for TEMPLE.

Mac Low, Jackson

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3 6 PRONOUNS (1971) - Revised typescript, 1975.

Pickney, Richard

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3 7 BRIDGE AND A SET OF STRINGS - Mock-up with pencil layout, six sheets folded, undated.

Power, Kevin

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3 8 Correspondence, 1979 - 1983.
3 9 DE MORANDI (1979) - Typescripts with annotations.

Rothenberg, Jerome

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3 10 Correspondence, 2003.
3 11 FB-475-01 Correspondence, 2003. Includes oversize sketches for book ideas.
3 12 SURIMONO 5: IN MEMORY OF PAUL CELAN: THREE DEATH POEMS (2003) - Poem typescript. Also includes color inkjet proofs of designs, colored pencil mock-ups, and correspondence with Ian Tyson.
3 13 HOMAGE TO GOYA: THE SLEEP OF REASON (2006) - Mock-up booklet, two variants.

Thayler, Carl

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3 14 FB-475-02 MARIPOSA SUITE NOS. I-VI c. (1971) - First working proofs of etchings by Warrington Colescott. Also contains seven etchings, screen print colored, and unnumbered.

Van Dias, Robert

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3 15 SURIMONO 4 "WHITE ON WHITE" (2001) - Mock-up with original drawing, one folded sheet.

Wolff, Christian

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3 16 PROSE COLLECTION (1973) - Typescript with annotations, 1971.
3 17 FB-476-01 PROSE COLLECTION (1973) - Cover mock-ups with folded inserts.

BOOKS BY TYSON

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3 18 MC-195-01 A ILLIERS-COMBRAY (1973?) - Suite of preliminary art work and progressive printing proofs. Includes set of fourteen colored screenprints, one black and white negative screen print for title page, and one mock-up title page with collage.
3 19 LIFE AND TIMES OF BABY WOOJAMS (1978). Includes black and white negatives of Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas' gravestones for cover.
3 20 HYBRID SHOJI (1984) - Maquette layouts and covers. Includes three booklets with patterned cutouts, unbound.
3 21 POEM: A CAST OF DICE NEVER CAN ANNUL CHANCE (1985) - Copies of book reviews. Includes reviews of Stephan Mallarmé's UN COUP DE DÉS.
3 21 POEM: A CAST OF DICE NEVER CAN ANNUL CHANCE (1985) - Copy of essay by Léon Cellier. "Mallarmé, Redon, et UN COUP DE DÉS...", 1975.
3 23 POEM: A CAST OF DICE NEVER CAN ANNUL CHANCE (1985) - Correspondence to and from Neil Crawford, 1981. Includes acetate ruler.
3 24 POEM: A CAST OF DICE NEVER CAN ANNUL CHANCE (1985). Includes edited typescript of colophon statement and translator's note. Also includes annotated notes of layout in French.
3 25 POEM: A CAST OF DICE NEVER CAN ANNUL CHANCE (1985) - Handwritten poem draft text with corrections, 1970 - 1983.
3 26 POEM: A CAST OF DICE NEVER CAN ANNUL CHANCE (1985) - Pencil layout design of cover.
3 27 FB-478-02 POEM: A CAST OF DICE NEVER CAN ANNUL CHANCE (1985) - Photocopy set of original poem. Includes photocopy set of original poem at 11x17".
3 28 FB-478-01 POEM: A CAST OF DICE NEVER CAN ANNUL CHANCE (1985) - Original photoset text for poem layout.
3 29 FB-478-03 POEM: A CAST OF DICE NEVER CAN ANNUL CHANCE (1985) - Hand inked text layout on tissue. Includes edits.
3 30 FB-478-04 POEM: A CAST OF DICE NEVER CAN ANNUL CHANCE (1985) - Hand inked text layout denoting font size on tissue. Includes edits.
3 31 FB-478-05 POEM: A CAST OF DICE NEVER CAN ANNUL CHANCE (1985) - Original poem on acetates to final print size.
3 32 FB-479-01 POEM: A CAST OF DICE NEVER CAN ANNUL CHANCE (1985) - Hand inked text layout at final print size on board.
3 33 FB-479-02 POEM: A CAST OF DICE NEVER CAN ANNUL CHANCE (1985) - Paste-up text layout at final print size on board.
3 34 Untitled lithograph printed Éditions Fanal (1990). Printed for a New Year gift, 697 of 700.
3 35 FB-476-02 A PROPOS "LE LIVRE": (D'APRES STEPHEN MALLARMÉ) (2002) - Mock-up booklets with colored pencil and ink drawings. Includes loose ink drawings, colored pencil sketches, and text layout.
4 1 PAVAN (2002) - Maquettes layouts and grids. Includes three booklets each one page folded to five pages with colored pencil sketches.
4 2 FB-477-01 VERT(ICAL) (2003) - Mock-up booklets with pencil text layout and color photocopy insert pages.
4 3 T (2003) - Mock-up booklet with binding, paste-ups, and title cut-outs. Includes acetate cover lay overs, two booklets.
4 4 FB-477-02 JARDIN DE V(IE) (2004) - Mock-up booklets with cut-out inserts.
4 5 SURIMONO 7, AFTER LI HO (2005) - Mock-up print.

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

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4 6 Fluxpost West Commemorative International stamp sheet, 1978. Includes one sheet perforated with 64 artist stamps and exhibitor list.
4 7 Interview: Ian Tyson talking to Pat Gilmour, curator of prints, Tate Gallery, about his prints 23.ix.75, 1977. Includes typescript transcription and cover letter from Tate Gallery.
4 8 "L'Ami Voyage...En Compagnie" - Ian Tyson, Estampes et Livres D'Artiste. Includes two printed exhibition posters with mailed invitation, October 25-November 26, 2005.
4 9 Slides of Ian Tyson's artwork, 1966-1980?. Includes slides from exhibition views from Galerie Hoffman, 1980.



Finding aid generated: 2008-04-02