Raymond Duncan: Printer, Expatriate, Eccentric Artist.

Paris in the 1920s] Roatcap, Adela.

Published by Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1991
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Title: Raymond Duncan: Printer, Expatriate, ...

Publisher: Book Club of California, San Francisco

Publication Date: 1991

Edition: Limited Edition.


A Fine tight copy in illustrated red cloth boards without dust jacket as issued. Mylar jacket supplied. Raymond Duncan (1874-1966) was the brother of dancer Isadora Duncan and an eccentric inhabitant of Paris during the great expatriate movement of the 1920s. He dressed in classical Greek attire with long hair and leather sandals, both at home and abroad. In 1911 Duncan and his wife Penelope founded the Akademia school in Paris which offered free courses in their specialty areas of dance, arts, and crafts; they later opened a similar school in London. In addition to his artistic and creative pursuits, Duncan found time to write poetry and plays, newspapers, and editorials expounding his philosophy of "actionalism." His books, which were printed on his own printing press using a typeface that he designed himself. Catalog Coffee. Bookseller Inventory # 22109

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