New York was an obvious theme that John Wood, 21st Editions Editor and co-founder, gravitated toward. Our previous collaborations with Sheila Metzner in “The Journal of Contemporary Photography, Volumes II and V,” helped us to understand the life-long and very close connection that Sheila had with Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Bridge, and New York, not unlike Walt Whitman and Hart Crane, poets of the two greatest epic poems on America ever composed. It was with Sheila’s great enthusiasm and excitement that she accepted John’s proposal to be paired with Hart Crane for “The Bridge.”
This print and book set includes 1 loose, fully signed, platinum print, plus a handbound book with an additional 12 bound platinum prints and Hart Crane’s epic poem “The Bridge.” The book is printed letterpress and bound in full leather with hand-painted paste papers. The set is presented in a cloth and paper clamshell case.