FROM THE COLOPHON: "Coisa Linda (Something Beautiful) is the first in Contemporary Editions, a series of books by artists published by the Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Coisa Linda is a collaboration between the artist Beatriz Milhazes and the printmaker Jean Paul Russell of the Durham Press, Durham, Pennsylvania. Russell worked closely with Milhazes to design the book, conceive the original silkscreen prints, and create the collage. The book was screenprinted by Steve Maiorano at Screened Images Inc., Port Washington, New York. Pablo Medina of Cubanica, New York City, contributed the graphic design for the text pages, which are set in Vitrina, a typeface created by Medina, and Clarendon, designed by Hermann Eidenbenz. The papers are Magnani Pescia, Somerset Satin, and Rives BFK. The books were bound by Claudia Cohen, of Easthampton, Massachusetts. The edition contains 175 copes plus 25 artist's copies. The translations from the Portugese are by Clifford E. Landers. The book was produced for the Library Council by May Castleberry, editor of Contemporary Edtions at The Museum of Modern Art."
Signed by Beatriz Milhazes. Library holds copy 167/175.
Brilliantly colored and metallic hard covers and pages with Portugese popular songs in their original and translated forms surrounded by abstract screen-printed images. Some sheets are die cut. One spread is printed on mylar. Includes notes by the artist, Beatriz Milhazes, and translator, Clifford E. Landers. Bound with a long stitch binding hidden by a transparent spine fabric. Comes with list of websites where songs can be heard. Issued in slipcase with title printed on front.