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Ultimate Art Books
Artbook Press is proud to announce an alliance with Arion Press in chronicling America’s leading private art collections. Each volume will combine offset and letterpress printing. Modern offset is unsurpassed in reproducing full color art, while letterpress tradition dating back to Gutenberg, impressing metal type into paper, renders text with a tactile beauty unknown to most present readers.

Arion Press – which has issued deluxe editions containing prints by artists including Jim Dine, Jasper Johns and Robert Motherwell – has been designated a cultural treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Arion’s publisher, Andrew Hoyem, is a gifted book designer and a leader in the more than 125-year tradition of San Francisco fine printing.

Artbook Press will work closely with Arion in creating limited editions of major collections which are a triumph of the bookmaker's art. Each book will include details regarding all reproduced artworks, in addition to personal commentary from collectors about their convictions and enthusiasms. Subsequent offset editions of the books may be prepared for bookstores and exhibition catalogs.



Forever Wild: The Catskill Mountains collects superb and enduring images by award-winning photographer Thomas Teich, who was born and raised in New York’s Hudson River Valley. Teich uses 8 x 10 inch view cameras and classic wet darkroom technology. His book is enhanced by excerpts from naturalist John Burroughs, whose eloquent prose is echoed in Teich’s own accounts of his photographs and their inspiration. “Western American landscape photography often presents the large-scale view, a natural reaction to the grandeur of the subject. In my work I have tried to find harmony, to interpret and convey the feeling of our close, intimate landscape in the East without diminishing its own special grandeur.”

Trail of Stones: My Path in Photography is published under the imprint of The Press at California State University, Fresno. Author and photographer Steve Dzerigian has been devoted to facilitating art and education in Central California for the last forty years. He has served as a curator, juror, and consultant for many exhibitions, competitions and media events, in addition to teaching photography full-time at Fresno City college.

In numerous one-person and group exhibitions, as well as publications, Steve Dzerigian’s works have been seen throughout the country. Inscribed copies may be obtained of this book here—a readable and inspiring combination of eloquent autobiography and superb photographs.


High Lonesome sample of image from the book

High Lonesome contains remarkable photographs with a narrative by Lloyd Baggs, modern day renaissance man who has been an orchestra cellist,fine art master printer, guitar maker and the founder of LR Baggs, a world leader in acoustic amplification whose systems are used by many prominent musicians including Paul McCartney, Of Monsters and Men, Brad Paisley, Tom Petty, James Taylor and Neil Young..

Baggs writes, "As a boy I was captivated from the first time I laid eyes on the Sierra and have been trying to capture it ever since. My two most vivid and cherished memories have been the wonderfully permeating fragrance of the sage, and the lonesome howling wind that would rise every afternoon."