21st Editions is honored to have been granted permission to reprint one of the greatest of American epics,
Hart Crane's The Bridge, along with 13 platinum prints of Sheila Metzner's finest and most luminous images
of the Brooklyn Bridge and New York. In his introductory essay John Wood characterizes both artists as
"the sweet singers of America" and sees Crane's hymn to the Brooklyn Bridge, New York, and American
potential reflected in Metzner's similar lyricism, sensuality, and hopefulness. Modeled in part on New York,
our very first Platinum Series book,The Bridge is a completely handmade work of art designed, printed,
and bound by the foremost masters in the field of the book arts.
Poem by Hart Crane
Introduction by John Wood
Edition of 68 numbered, 8 lettered, and 2 hors commerce copies
12 bound, plus 1 fully signed and free-standing, platinum prints
18" x 14"
Handcrafted in the United States