A sumptuously illustrated re-telling of Sophocles’ classic tragedy, celebrating the art of bookmaking.
Antigone, pious, headstrong and reckless, breaks the law and defies her uncle, the king, in order to honour her slain brother. This dramatic retelling of Sophocles’ famous Greek tragedy is illustrated by art that recreates the drama of Greek theatre. This handcrafted book is available with a special slip case.
Awards:Outstanding Book of the Year,US Independent Publisher Awards (Best Book Arts Craftsmanship), 2002
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 279 × 216 mm
Printing: Silkscreen-printed on paper recycled from cotton waste
Tara Books is an independent publishing house started in 1994 by Gita Wolf. In their own words Tara Books aims at 'Pushing the boundaries of the book form in an age that is busy writing its obituary'. Specialising in the visual arts, the publishing house also has titles ranging from children’s picture books, graphic novels, to photography and book art.