Karen Hanmer

Artists' Books & Installation

Gallery: Archive

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Title: Books Will Speak Plain

Books Will Speak Plain

Books Will Speak Plain

Books Will Speak Plain: A Handbook for Identifying and Describing Historical Bindings | bound by artist in 2011 | private collection, Ann Arbor, MI

by Julia Miller, The Legacy Press, Ann Arbor, MI, 2010

Full calf binding sewn on double raised cords, sprinkled with brown pigment ink. Goatskin, laser-printed onlays of illustrations from the text, gilt edges, hand sewn silk headbands.

10.5 x 7.5 x 1.5”

Design executed as a traditional Cambridge panel, with illustrations of ancient and modern reading technologies.