HO CHI MINH C. David Thomas
This book contains 110 pages (55 text pages and 55 image pages) and is printed in a limited edition of one hundred with ten artist's proofs. Each book is numbered and signed by C. David Thomas and Charles Fenn. The books are printed on Vietnamese Do (mulberry) paper hand made in Dong O Village in northern Vietnam. The text pages have been varnished. The images are printed from a Hewlett Packard DeskJet 970Cse using archival ink. The text is printed by letterpress in Monotype Bembo by Wolfe Editions in Portland, Maine. Each book is presented in a handmade lacquer box made by craftsmakers in the Hanoi area. The lacquer box is contained in a handmade silk slip cover also custom made in Vietnam.
The book contains five parts:
The primary purpose of this book is to give the reader and viewer a sketch of Ho Chi Minh's world. From growing up under French occupation of Vietnam to WW II and the Communist Revolution, how his immediate environment and world events shaped his thinking. Why and how he chose the path he took. And to question nearly everything you know about this extraordinary man and his times.
The pre-release price for this book is $2,000.00. This price is only guaranteed until the official release date of the book on Ho Chi Minh's 110 birthday on May 19, 2000. Only twenty-five copies will be guaranteed at this price.
Inquiries can be made to:
Pacific Bridge Contemporary Southeast Asian Art
95 Linden Street #6, Oakland, CA 94607 USA
Tel. (1) (510) 451-8840 Fax (1) (510) 451-8806