Karen Hanmer

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Title: The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers | bound by artist in 2006 | NFS

by Arthur Koestler, Grosset and Dunlap, 1963

Goat vellum over boards, sewn on vellum slips. Silk sewn headbands, graphite edge. Dark blue, black, gray paste paper endsheets by Claire Maziarczyk. Inkjet printed illustrations under vellum.

8 x 5.75 x 1.5”

Diagrams of the universe by Tycho Brahe and Copernicus illustrate the front and rear boards of this history of astronomy book. The positions of the Sun and Earth are tooled on each diagram.