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George Herbert's Pattern Poems


This triptych is designed to reproduce the spatial effect of early editions of George Herbert's "The Temple," a series of poems which trace the architectural layout of a church. The reader is first met by two warning poems conceived as inscriptions on a threshold. To read further, they must open the double door created by the fold, finding a triptych altarpiece of George Herbert's pattern poems inside - the monumental Altar at the center, flanked by the two Easter Wings. There is a small colophon on the back.

Printed in various sizes of Bembo on a Vandercook press in the Jonathan Edwards letterpress studio at Yale. 8"x8" folded, 8"x16" open.

Letterpress printing is an inexact art - there will be small variations between each print.

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