In October 2017, Leslie Gerry travelled to Venice, resulting in twenty nine paintings. Twelve months later, Venice Reflections emerged, a very personal record of his interaction with the city. The text is taken from Jan Morris's Venice.
Awards: Venice Reflections won the Best Digital Book 2019 at the British Book Design & Production Awards ceremony in London.
John Buchtel, the curator of rare books at the Boston Athenaeum Library used Venice Reflections as their first “Curator’s Choice Virtual Lecture”. They hold Jan Morris’ original draft “Venice”. A very interesting talk, showing the unique blend of the text with the artworks:
Where Leslie Gerry Editions can be viewed: British Library (London), Bodleian Library (Oxford), National Australian Library Canberra, Library of Congress Washington, Boston Athenaeum Library, Princeton Library, University of Washington, Yale University, Duke University, Columbia University, Cheltenham Rare Books.
Each edition has a SIGNED limitation page.
30 copies, numbered 1 - 30, page size 56 x 35 cm, (22 x 13ins) case bound with printed cloth in a cloth covered solander box. The colour plates are printed with a flat-bed UV digital printer at Fine Print on Moulin du Gue mould-made paper. The text is set in 19-point Bauer Bodoni and printed on Zerkall mould-made paper by Leslie Gerry.
90 copies, numbered 31 - 120. 19 x 12½ ins (48 x 32cm), 96 pages, 30 full colour double-spread illustrations, printed on 190 gsm Bockingford mould-made watercolour paper with a 12 colour Epson large format printer using archive inks. Text, 15 pt Bauer Bodoni, printed on 225gsm Zerkall mould-made paper. Case-bound printed cloth in a cloth covered slipcase
An edition of 200 copies, 7.7 x 5 cm (3 x 2 ins), 98 pages with full colour double page spreads printed on Somerset mould-made paper, in a threadless, cased zig-zag binding, in a cloth bound slipcase.