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Journey of the Guitar:
A Portrait of Pepe Romero

Artist book by Robin Price, Publisher
200 copies
10.25 x 7 inches


Classical and flamenco guitarist Pepe Romero reflects on his work in an intensely personal, poetic manner. His themes, articulated in both English and Spanish, transcend the boundaries of artistic medium and celebrate the entirety of the creative process.

The title page features an original palladium print by James W. Pitts.

The binding was designed with a classical six-string guitar in mind.

“The book is beautiful in conception and execution, for Price is a master printer and a master designer.”—Connell B. Gallagher, Parenthesis 5.

Compiled from oral and written sources, and edited by Robin Price.

Printed letterpress by Robin Price.

The binding was co-designed by Daniel E. Kelm and Robin Price, and bound by Kelm.

Printed letterpress in ATF Bodoni Book and Stradivarius in black, gold, and grey onto Frankfurt white and Fabriano Italia black; long-stitch binding variation with black museum board covers, printed in gold, with a window that partially reveals the title page palladium print; wrapped in frosted mylar.

Held in private collections.

You may request to see Journey of the Guitar at:

  • Boston Athenaeum, Rare Books
  • Boston University, Mugar Memorial Library
  • Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library, Rare Book Collection
  • California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, Robert E. Kennedy Library, Special Collections
  • Claremont Colleges, Honnold/Mudd Library, Special Collections
  • Connecticut College, Charles E. Shain Library, Special Collecitons
  • Dartmouth College, Rauner Special Collections Library
  • Indiana University, Lilly Library
  • Library of Congress
  • McGill University Library, Rare Books/Special Collections - Colgate Collection
  • Messiah College, Murray Library, Artists’ Books Collection
  • Mills College, F. W. Olin Library
  • New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
  • Occidental College Library, Special Collections
  • San Francisco Public Library, Special Collections
  • Skidmore College, Lucy Scribner Library, Special Collections
  • Smith College, Neilson Library, Mortimer Rare Book Room
  • Stanford University Libraries, Special Collections, Gunst Collection
  • Swarthmore College, McCabe Library, Rare Book Room
  • Trinity College Library, Watkinson Private Press
  • Union College, Schaffer Library, Special Collections, Rare Books
  • University of California, San Diego Library, Special Collections
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Davidson Library
  • University of Connecticut, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Archives and Special Collections
  • University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
  • University of Denver, Penrose Library, Special Collections
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rare Book & Manuscript Library
  • University of Iowa Libraries, Special Collections
  • University of Miami Library, Special Collections
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, Special Collections
  • University of Pennsylvania,Van Pelt - Dietrich Library Center, Rare Book & Manuscript Library
  • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Special Collections
  • University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections
  • Wellesley College, Clapp Library, Special Collections
  • Wesleyan University, Olin Library, Special Collections & Archives
  • Yale University, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Special Collections