The Holy Bible
King James Version
By Barry Moser
(Studio, Paperback, 9780142005026, 1024pp.)
Publication Date: September 15, 2003
Virtuoso book designer and illustrator Barry Moser, many of whose masterpieces are already museum-housed modern classics, devoted nearly five years to the greatest book project of all-a hand-crafted, designed, and illustrated Bible to be published in a special 400-copy limited edition. Now, Viking Studio is proud to make this work of art and devotion available to a broader public in a paperback edition. The Pennyroyal Caxton edition of The Holy Bible is lovingly designed and simply set in black type, subtly accented with red. But its revolutionary impact lies in its illustrations-haunting, sometimes dark but always luminous, described by Newsweek as "engravings with the brooding power of magical realism." No connoisseur of great art or spiritual reader will want to be without this edition. It is a rich heirloom gift for holidays, holy days, and every day.
Barry Moser, considered one of today's greatest designer/illustrators, is an engraver, painter, author, and lecturer on the art of the book. He has won many major awards for his illustrated children's books and letterpress editions of literary classics, which can be seen at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art.