The Campanile Matted

$110.00

Did you know that the Sather Tower, the beloved landmark of University of California Berkeley (a.k.a “The Campanile”) is going to celebrate its 100th anniversary? Designed by John Galen Howard, the architect who was responsible for the overall Beaux-Art-style campus plan, the Campanile was built on a central axis on campus, overlooking the sweeping view of the San Francisco bay. Its first twelve-bell carillon music was played on November 6th, 1917.

The Campanile print is letterpress-printed, using thirteen hand-carved blocks on 100% cotton paper

Limited edition of 240

Matted size: 12″ x 18″

 

1 in stock

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Description

Born and raised in Tokyo, Yoshiko Yamamoto’s love of printmaking began early. As a teenager, her favorite pastime was to wander through the old dusty bookshops and print shops, collecting the traditional Japanese woodblock prints. After graduating from UC Berkeley in history and music and while working as freelance writer, she and her husband, Bruce Smith, founded the Arts & Crafts Press in 1996.
As a blockprint and watercolor artist, Yoshiko has created numerous landscape and botanical prints and over 250 letterpress greeting cards. Her commissions include the projects for Disney Grand Californian Hotel, the Gamble House National Historic Register, and Patagonia Books, to name a few.
When Yoshiko is not in the studio making prints, she’s often found in her garden, digging, planting, and feeding the wild birds that frequent her garden.