Artists' Books & Installation
John James Audubon: The Making of An American | bound by artist in 2005 | $1200
by Richard Rhodes, Alfred A. Knopf, 2004
Trade edition guarded and sewn on tapes, split board library binding, covered in brown goatskin, rolled leather endbands, Jenday Conure feather. Endsheets of marbled paper followed by facsimile folios from Audubon’s journals. Acrylic sprinkled edges.
9.25 x 6.5 x 2.75"
Structure resembles the journal Audubon took on his first formal collecting trip in 1820. Blind tooling represents the gridded, nail studded, board Audubon used to position his specimens prior to drawing.
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