Trianon Press

An Exhibit from the Trianon Press Archive

(Oct 27 - Dec 31 1999)



Arnold Fawcus founded the Trianon Press in Paris in the late 1940's. After his death, Julie Fawcus carried forward his work, publishing the last two projects, Dante and Constable. The Archive itself, acquired by UCSC in two massive shipments from France in 1983 and 1988, includes manuscripts, proof copies, variant editions, plans, design work, correspondence, unpublished art works, maquettes, negatives, color decompositions, guide sheets and stencils.


The unrivaled set of the Press' collection of its own works numbers more than 70 volumes, many of which are the publisher's unnumbered deluxe copies. The Press is widely regarded as having created the finest facsimiles of the works of William Blake, as well as works of other artists such as Gislebertus, Duchamp and Shahn. This material is available for viewing in Special Collections.


This exhibit features just some of the books and illustrations from the Trianon Press Archive, pictures of the personalities that were the Trianon, and information about the techniques used to produce these amazing volumes.


Additional information about the Trianon Press and the collotype process may be found in the following volumes:


Julie Fawcus: Recollections of the Trianon Press by Julie Fawcus, 1996 
UCSC Z 231.5.L5F39 1996


The Gates of Memory by Geoffrey Keynes, 1981 
UCSC RD 27.35.K49 A33


Matrix : A Review for Printers and Bibliophiles 
UCSC Spec Coll Z 119.M38 - Sebastian Carter's article on the Trianon Press.


Twenty-seven Landscapes, 1977-1983 by Barry Spann. lst ed. Paris : [B. Spann in association with the Trianon Press], 1984. 
UCSC Spec Coll Z 239 .R36 1984 Oversize


The Pursuit of Happy Results : Barry Spann and the Making of Twenty-seven Landscapes by Emily Anderson; with an introductory note by Nicolas Barker. 1st ed. Boston : David R. Godine, published for members of Hoc Volo, 1991. (Lunenburg, VT: Stinehour Press)

CSL Sutro NE 539.S63 A53 1991 Non Circ