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Go to Limits of Your Longing: Rainer Maria Rilke

Go to the Limits of Your Longing: Rainer Maria Rilke


"A Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke" is an artist book based on his poem "Go to the Limits of Your Longing."

For over a year, I explored what it would mean to go to the limits of my longing. Was it possible to do that? What holds me back? Although I didn't come up with definitive answers, I did make a book that allowed me to express some of my deepest longings.

 

A Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke: Go to the Limits
of Your Longing

 

"A Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke" is also the first artist book in which the artwork was all made with my left hand. At the age of 50 I changed my dominant hand from the right to the left. (See "From Right to Left" for more about this.)

 

 

Go to the Limits of Your Longing - Artist Book by Wendy Fernstrum



3 " x 3.5" x .5"
(closed)

3" x 7" x .5" (open)

Limited edition size: 51

$95

 

Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke - Artist book by Wendy Fernstrum

 

The handwritten text and drawings were scanned and converted to negatives, which I used to make photopolymer plates to print letterpress on the Universal I at Minnesota Center for Book Arts. I printed an edition of 51 - the age of Rilke when he died.

 

 

 

 


 



 

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