Saturday, April 18, 2009

Look Homeward, Angel (colophon)

One of over 40 pocket-sized tempera illustrations Flora rendered in the mid-1940s for an apparently never-published edition of Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward, Angel. Illustrations survive for all chapters save one (chapter 30), as well as for the title page, colophon (above), and the book's three sectional divides. No documentation exists in the archives explaining the destiny or disposition of the series. Several illustrations were published in The Curiously Sinister Art of Jim Flora; the rest remain in the vault.

1 comment:

Harley said...

This is a really neat one.

I wish I could produce like Flora. Or even, you know, like 1/100th of Flora. I guess he never got caught up in endless tweaking in Photoshop and Illustrator, for one thing.