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Hand to Mouth Publishing


Hand to Mouth Publishing is a small, Oslo-based publishing house.

We're independent and privately owned. Our mission: To publish interesting books and booklets on art, philosophy, poetry, art criticism, art catalogues, etc.

We only print few copies of each publication, typically 50-150 copies. The publications are also available online from our site after a one-year embargo period.


For the time being we do not accept manuscripts, but only work with projects initiated by ourselves. This may change.



Collisions and Transitions. Festschrift to Jan Valentin Saether

Editors: Hanne Storm Ofteland & Solveig Naomi Socolnikov Saether.

ISBN 978-82-92313-11-4.

xiii, 283 pages. 28 contributors. English text.

PRICE: £ 25  (or $ 39.96 or € 30.68)  + shipping.


Release date: August 25 2014.


The book centres around artist, art teacher and Gnostic priest, Jan Valentin Saether.

A diadem of articles, poetry and art works, set in a arc of life from the early days as an artist in Oslo in the '60s, via twenty years in Los Angeles where he started several studio schools, the Venice Painting and Sculpture Studio, and Bruchion Center for Art and Gnosis, as well as his return to and work in Oslo from the mid '90s on. A unique picture of an artistic milieu.


More information

Collisions and Transitions. Festschrift to Jan Valentin Saether. Cover. Artwork: Jan Valentin Saether: "Requiem for a Painter"
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