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Landfall Press: Five Decades

Landfall Press: Five Decades is a 628 page hardbound book that documents five decades of
Landfall Press with a special introductory section that examines the early life and
professional career of Landfall’s founder/owner - Jack Lemon. The five decades of Jack
Lemon’s life’s work was not just printing and publishing the prints, multiples, portfolios,
books, posters, magazines, catalogs, and 33rpm and 45rpm vinyl records, it’s also the
relationships he’s initiated and maintained over those 50 years. The book makes real the
value of strong collaborative partnerships and the extraordinary expertise required to make
art that’s significant and fundamental to the history of art.

Therefore, the book is truly a history book that places Jack Lemon and Landfall Press in the
proper context, the context of 20th and 21st Century art history. Authored by Thomas
Cvikota, with a Forward, written by Nikki Otten (Curator of Prints and Drawings at the
Milwaukee Art Museum) and a Preface written by Mark Pascale (The Janet and Craig
Duchossois Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago). The book
includes many never before published photographs from inside the Landfall workshops,
showing the printed art, the artists and the staff in production situations that illustrate the
text and make each decade a story unto itself. The story of Landfall Press is told in Jack
Lemon’s own voice, from a series of one-on-one interviews with the author. The book
explores the philosophy, the inspiration and the practices that make Landfall Press and Jack
Lemon a true American story, of entrepreneurship, technical innovation, longevity,
philanthropy, and collaborative genius.

Included in the book: A full index and a complete log of all the editions/projects, printed
and/or published by Landfall Press over fifty years. Special bound, dust-jacketed book with
grosgrain ribbon place marker. The book measures 13.25 x 9.5 x 2 inches. Each book
individually boxed and shipped from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Taxes apply. International
orders please contact us for rates. Both editions, the special edition signed by Jack Lemon and
the author, and the unsigned are shipping now.

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