Taschen, the German publisher specializing in art, design, and architecture, has released a new monographic masterpiece on Walton Ford, an artist featured in Season 2 who creates naturalistic and consistently surprising animal illustrations. Entitled Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra, this book is the first in-depth exploration of Ford‚Äôs body of work. It includes 12 horizontal and 4 vertical foldouts, along with dozen of details, Ford‚Äôs bio, an appendix with substantial excerpts from textual sources for Ford‚Äôs paintings, and an introduction by Bill Buford, writer and former fiction editor of the New Yorker (he is still a staff writer), where he often used Ford‚Äôs work to illustrate his stories. Pancha Tantra is hand-crafted and limited to a 1,600-copy limited edition signed by the artist.
In addition, for the exclusive Art edition, limited to the first 100 copies, Ford worked with master printer Peter Pettengill at Wingate Studio, New Hampshire, using the traditional techniques of line etching, aquatint, drypoint, and spite-bite aquatint to make Limed Blossoms, an original six-color intaglio print.
As the Spanish magazine El Pais Semanal points out, Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra is not just a luxury book, but a discovery of the artist himself, as is work is less familiar in Europe.
For more information about Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra and prices, visit Taschen‚Äôs website.