CIRCLE PRESS. KING, Ronald. FISHER, Roy. ~ Bluebeard's Castle.
No. 31 of 125 signed copies (the true number although 175 copies were meant to have been completed). 9 pop-up constructions made by Ron King by hand: the portcullis, the castle and even secrect chambers with Fisher’s verse incorporated into the ilk screen printed designs printed in Optima. 20 x 30cms, made up of 10 loose 4pp. sections silk screened throughout onto Hollingsworth paper all placed into a printed cardboard golder and held in a black Perspex tray with a clear lid. An excellent copy, except for the chipped clear lid of the box.
Based on the opera by Bartok, Ron King produced an astounding design based on his notion of seven doors leading to seven secret chambers within the castle, each opening to a stage set or structure - the book sections literally and visually performing their primary duty of opening and revealing. Roy Fisher provided the perfect poetry for the book.