James Joyce Remembered Edition 2022 (Special Edition)
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Special Edition Contents
Limited Edition Print designed by plattenbaustudio
Size: 960mm x 620mm
Media: Lithographic print on Fedrigoni paper
Year: 2022, signed limited edition of 150
Every copy of the James Joyce Remembered: Special Edition is accompanied by a limited edition print designed by plattenbaustudio.
Mid-afternoon in the early summer of 1904 on North Circular Road, Dublin
This digital line drawing takes as its point of departure the moment C.P. Curran took his famous photograph of James Joyce in his parents' back garden and extrapolates outwards from there, using historical photos, maps and current-day field surveys, as well as a little imagination, to unfold the wider scene of Phibsborough and environs in the early summer of 1904, from the potted plants within the greenhouse long gone, to the stone wall still standing, to the half-finished steeple of Phibsborough church. The drawing is part historical record, part research project, part fantasy, and uses the tools of architectural drawing to study and present a moment from the past in a new light, offering the resulting composite as a basis for discussion and debate about this pivotal time in the life of James Joyce.
This drawing was made to accompany Professor Hugh Campbell's essay, An untrustworthy composite doubly and trebly overlaid': C.P. Curran's photographs of Joyce and Dublin", as part of the 2022 reissue of James Joyce Remembered by C.P. Curran. The drawing is also used as the front cover for the book, as an accompaniment to Prof. Campbell's text, and as a limited edition print combined with a special edition of the book.
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In 1968, Conn Curran summed up his life-long companionship with Joyce, including the 1904 photograph he took of his friend in his family's back garden. With this re-issue of Curran's book, another group of University College Dubliners takes a new look at his work, delving into the Curran-Laird collection at the James Joyce Library.
Side by side with Joyce, Curran, arts critic, and Helen Laird Curran, his activist partner, come into clearer view; writer-critic adventurers Padraic and Mary Maguire Colum return again; savant Paul Leon, in Paris, takes his place too. The literary, cultural, and political context widens: the Irish wars, erupting again in 1922 as Ulysses begins circulating; the Paris-Dublin rescue operation of this group's papers at Joyce's death, suspended - and accomplished - in this time of violence.
The 2022 collective edition offers an uncommon picture of this inventive and committed cohort, their work, and their worlds.
With essays by Hugh Campbell, Diarmaid Ferriter, Anne Fogarty, Margaret Kelleher and Helen Solterer. The UCD Curran-Laird collection presented by Eugene Roche and Evelyn Flanagan.
This is a full colour, highly illustrated book with special edition design features throughout.