Kitty Maryatt

In 1913, the poet Blaise Cendrars collaborated with artist Sonia Delaunay to produce La Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jehanne de France by letterpress and pochoir. The book became a landmark in the field of book arts, noted for its striking combination of avant-garde typography and abstract imagery. 

Kitty Maryatt of Two Hands Press began researching the production of

Seeing not one but two copies of the magnificent 1913 artist's book, La Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jehanne de France by Blaise Cendrars and Sonia Delaunay, surface at auction two weeks apart is surprising enough to warrant comment. Though Cendrars intended to publish 150 copies of this long, illustrated poem about his journey through Russia on the Trans-Siberian Express,

CLAREMONT, CA (October 4, 2012) — Kitty Maryatt, director of the Scripps College Press, lectures on “Interrogating Book Structure” on Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Book Arts, 28 W. 27th Street, 3rd Floor, in Manhattan. She also presents a workshop at the center on Oct 27-28. Both events are open to the public for a fee.
             Maryatt will have an exhibition at the center