‘Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: Sullivan Colorized’

Lulu A4 (8.3×11.7) coil-bound

Lulu 8×10 Hardcover      Amazon 7×10

Apple iBook

I’ve colorized Edmund J. Sullivan’s 75 b/w line art drawings for his artistic rendition of Edward FitzGerald’s ‘Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam’ first edition.

How does one make anything out of some black lines and a lot of white space? First, crop out any excess, then delete all the white and put a background color or a slight scene behind the black, one that won’t overpower the drawing; then select only the black and put a gradient through it until it looks fine, perhaps shifting the hues somewhat; then bevel it to apparently raise it up a bit into the 3rd dimension; and finally,  to texturize, add a slight oil paint effect.

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‘The Ultimate Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Essential’ 8.3×11.7 A4 Coil-bound Edition

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This is an all encompassing Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and contains the best from all my prior Omar rubaiyats, such as the Annotated, the Resplendent, the Ancient Times, the Ornamented-Embellished, and the Bodleian Retransmogrification.

— 115 FitzGerald quatrains (5 are from his notes).
— Bodleian and Calcutta manuscript source quatrains.
— Annotated.

This 8.3×11.7 A4 Lulu ‘Essential’ version is $54/244 pages with two high resolution landscaped oriented 7.5 inch wide images per page (272 dpi) to make it more affordable. It has coil-binding to open flat.

Amazon 7×10 (not coil-bound)

‘The Ultimate Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam’ 14×11 Hardcover Edition

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Here is my final and Ultimate Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, it having absorbed the best of my other Omar Rubaiyats. This is truly my final effort. It is an all encompassing Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and contains the best from all my prior Omar rubaiyats, such as the Annotated, the Resplendent, the Ancient Times, the Ornamented-Embellished, and the Bodleian Retransmogrification.

— 115 FitzGerald quatrains (5 are from his notes).
— Bodleian and Calcutta manuscript source quatrains.
— Annotated.

This 14×11 PrestoPhoto print version is $420/400 pages. They say that if one is not careful the binding might not hold up, but this is the only large format very high resolution version (300 dpi) with the art on one full page. I haven’t bought it yet to check it out, so beware.

This all too expensive book might as well be down on the Titanic with ‘The Great Omar’.

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‘The Ultimate Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam’ ibook

Apple iBook

Here is my final and Ultimate Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, it having absorbed the best of my other Omar Rubaiyats. This is truly my final effort. It is an all encompassing Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and contains the best from all my prior Omar rubaiyats, such as the Annotated, the Resplendent, the Ancient Times, the Ornamented-Embellished, and the Bodleian Retransmogrification.

— 115 FitzGerald quatrains (5 are from his notes).
— Bodleian and Calcutta manuscript source quatrains.
— Annotated.

This iBook version is the cheapest and the brightest, at $7.95/688 pages, it containing a lot of extra material, such as some of my own rubaiyat text/images.

The page views will be forthcoming if PhotoBucket can manage to upload all the pages without dropping some. For now, one can download a 20% sample for free from iBooks.

 

 

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New Fitz-Omar illustrated Rubaiyats:

‘The Fully Annotated Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam’ 106 pages

https://austintorney.wordpress.com/2016/12/13/the-fully-annotated-rubaiyat-of-omar-khayyam/

All 114 quatrains from all of FitzGerald’s editions are presented (4 are from his notes), with annotation for the obscure, along with the root quatrain(s) and/or related quatrain(s), as I’ve retransmogrified or channeled them from the Bodleian and Calcutta manuscripts, thereby giving us a deeper insight into FitzGerald’s derivations unto his grand renderings.

There are also several groupings of unused or similar quatrains from the manuscripts when there are many (ex: on wine).

So, then, in one unification, we have a fine trace of Omar’s ideas and fumes going forward into Edward’s remixed Victorian-perfumed masterpiece.

‘The Ornamented Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam’ 114 pages

https://austintorney.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/the-ornamented-rubaiyat-of-omar-khayyam-book-pages/

I’d made a great number of portrait-oriented floral and nature frames and had bought and obtained many more that were all so astoundingly beautiful that I had to put words and art in/behind them, and so this fantastically increased the effect, since each played off the other. A slight oil paint effect was used, as in all my 2017 books. They would make fine posters, too.

So, a brand new pilot ship has been launched, with the emphasis on the words for this version. There are one or a few quatrains per page.

As always, with all 114 quatrains are presented, which has not been done elsewhere, as far as I know of.

Each Fitz-Omar gem ever bears the look of insight and surprise, never wearing out for a lifetime of reading—and none of the quatrains can be dispensed with, not even the one with “Coo, coo, coo”, in which the pigeon in Persian asks “Where, where, where [are they]?

It is left to Fitz-Omar to explain the “What, what, what [is it]?”, the “how, how, how [are you]?, the zen of now and then and when [are you]?, and, finally, to the owl to ask “Who, who, who [are they]?

‘The Ornamented Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Embellished’ 212 pages

https://austintorney.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/the-ornamented-rubaiyat-of-omar-khayyam-embellished-book-pages/

Here in the heavy cruiser version ornamented right-facing art pages were added that pertain to the left-facing page words.

‘The Ornamented Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Embellished Special Edition’ 300 pages

https://austintorney.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/the-ornamented-rubaiyat-of-omar-khayyam-embellished-special-edition-book-pages/

In this dreadnought/juggernaught version, 88 more art/ornamentations were added in sets of two that pertain to the preceding words/art pages.

Although ever down on the stubborn floor of Earth, we still have Earthly artistic visions ornamented, embellished, adorned, and illuminated.

Updated Omar books:

‘Omar Khayyam’s Bodleian Rubaiyat Retransmogrified’ 198 pages; some adornment added.
https://austintorney.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/omar-khayyams-bodleian-rubaiyat-retransmogrified-updated-book-pages/

‘Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Ancient Times Resplendent’ 280 pages; 120 right-facing art pages added.
https://austintorney.wordpress.com/2016/10/07/rubaiyat-of-omar-khayyam-ancient-times-resplendent-joined-edition-book-pages/

‘The Superlative Omar Khayyam Rubaiyat’ (All of my Omar Rubaiyats)
https://austintorney.wordpress.com/2016/10/07/new-collections/

My new, redone, or updated Rubaiyats of my own quatrains:

New:

‘Omar Returns Rubaiyat Adorned’ (New quatrains.)
https://austintorney.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/omar-returns-rubaiyat-adorned-book-pages/

‘Selected Ornamented Quatrains of Austin P. Torney’
(Not new quatrains, but a new layout)
https://austintorney.wordpress.com/2017/02/19/selected-ornamented-quatrains-of-austin-p-torney-book-pages/

‘Ornamented Rubaiyats’ (All my quatrains)
https://austintorney.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/ornamented-rubaiyats/

Redone:

‘Rubaiyat of Eternal Secrets Adorned’
https://austintorney.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/rubaiyat-of-eternal-secrets-adorned/

‘Rubaiyat of Rhymes and Reasons’
https://austintorney.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/rubaiyat-of-rhymes-and-reasons-updated-book-pages/

Updated:

‘Austin’s Golden Rubaiyat Persia-Fumes Art Scapes’ 244 pages; many right-facing art pages added.
https://austintorney.wordpress.com/2016/10/07/austins-golden-rubaiyat-persia-fumes-art-scapes-joined-edition-book-pages/

‘The Superlative Austin’s Rubaiyats’ (All of my own Rubaiyats)
https://austintorney.wordpress.com/2016/10/07/new-collections/

Book formats note:

For the larger-sized coffee-table formats, I always prefer the Lulu A4 (8.26×11.69) since it is coil-bound and therefore opens flat, has better image resolution, with a fine gloss finish on the pages. Lulu usually offers a coupon every few days to get a good percentage off.

For a smaller book-held-sized version (7×10, proportionate to A4 size), Amazon is the answer, it sometimes being slightly cheaper (unless using a Lulu coupon on Lulu), but Amazon doesn’t have the Lulu features and it doesn’t provide coupons.

There may sometimes be a Lulu 9×7 version, at half the number of pages, with two images merged, sometimes seamlessly.

For great brightness and color, and really cheap, there are the iBook/Kindle e-book versions.

One can also view all the book pages fairly large on my blog, which costs nothing.

Every book has a video, too, some in 4K, for the ultimate large viewing, with great music and often more than just the book pages in it, some of them with the speaking or singing of the words (I’ve added more singing and other speaking to some Omar videos).

Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxgIwKA3UbM
Other new or updated books employing quatrains:

I still had hundreds of floral/nature frames left and so these went into many more great books, such as

‘To the Depths of the Deep of the Mysteries of the Night’ [Ornamented]

‘The Ornamented To the Quantum Depths of the Poetic Universe’

‘Flora Symbolica Ornamented—The Lore and Legends of the Flowers’

‘Fantastic Tales Ornamented 1-2’

‘Ornamented Elfin Legends Embellished’

‘Enchanted Journey Ornamented and Embellished’

‘Nostalgic Notions Nature’

Other books, non illustrated:

‘The Prose: Novels and Short Stories’
‘Poetic Epics’ (All my poems.)

It was a busy and snowy winter, but now we can throw off our garments of repentance into the fires of spring.

Art Effects (just a video; no book):

‘Ornamented Rubaiyats’

All of Austin’s Rubaiyats with his own quatrains (not Omar’s) are presented, with several quatrains per page, upon beautiful backgrounds. In this way, most of Austin’s poetic quatrains can be found in one book. There is some overlap among the rubaiyats, and the quatrains have been left in their sequences.

Lulu A4 8.3×11.7 coil-bound      Amazon 6×9

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‘The Ornamented Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam’

114 FitzGerald quatrains are presented (4 are from his notes). There are large words on a beautiful background; could be printed as a poster; one or a few quatrains per page. Has amazing floral frames. An oil effect was used. All new art.

The focus here is on brevity, for affordance.

‘The Ornamented Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Embellished’ edition adds right-facing images and ‘The Ornamented Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Embellished Special Edition’ adds 88 more images in pairs.

Lulu A4 8.3×11.7 coil-bound      Amazon 7×10      iBook      Lulu 9×7 (two images merged)

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