15. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, with art by Michael Graves.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, illustrated with 97 drawings by Michael Graves, 1984.
Graves, the well-known Princeton architect, was invited by the publisher to draw the buildings and grounds, the furniture, fixtures, landscaping, automobiles, telephones, and cocktail glasses of East and West Egg and New York, the gas station and pool where the characters met their ends, but not Jay, Tom, Daisy, or the narrator, who are left to the reader's imagination.
Format: 10 by 6-1/2 inches, 182 pages. The text is composed in Monotype Goudy Light with Piehler capitals and figures for display. The paper is French mouldmade Rives buff. Photo-engravings printed in terra-cotta, titling and chapter numbers in blue-green. The binding has a blue-green cloth spine and corners, with printed grey paper over boards, in slipcase with cloth edges and paper sides. Signed by the artist. Edition of 350 copies, $400.00. Out of print*
Deluxe edition: Green cloth box with lid recessed for cast sculptural relief, designed by Michael Graves, of a three-dimensional site plan of the Gatsby estate, containing a limitation sheet, the book, and two matted original drawings for the book, signed by the artist. Edition of 50 copies, $1,750.00. Out of print