We live in a time in which Values – virtues of the soul – seem to have evaporated into a maelstrom of excessive ambition, extreme competitiveness and feverish egotism.

In a symbolic way with this book, using selected phrases and etchings by the artist Jorge Perellón, we simply seek to highlight some of these Values, and hope –who knows– to clear the mists, to bring about a rethink and to try not to allow ourselves to forget these treasures that make human behaviour better.

These are not all of them –not by any means –but our work will continue.
For this work, Jorge Perellón has made 10 chalcographic engraving plates using the techniques of etching and aquatint. A Value selected by the editors is represented on each plate.

The printing, coloured and handcrafted, has been done on a rolling press in the artist’s workshop using the a la poupée technique which consists in applying different colours, with great precision, on to the same plate.

On 260 g ivory grava-art paper measuring 37 x 28 cm.

The text is on 220 g pearl Conqueror paper.

Unique edition numbered and authenticated by notarial act, that includes 60 copies with Roman numerals (from 1 to 60), and the remaining 15 copies signed as artist’s proofs (AP).