Rose Adler, binding decorated with angular vertical panels, gilded by Adolphe Cuzin, on Frédéric Charles Longchamp, Les vices capitaux, illustrated by Vassiliaky Photiadès and with calligraphy by Charles Ducret (Paris and Lausanne: Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1922). Spencer Collection, New York Public Library.
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Bound by Scott K. Kellar in 2006. My cover design attempts to juxtapose the immediate versus the interminable nature of Ivan's prison experience. Further, I desired to express the frailty of the prisoners daily existence set against starvation and a harsh environment. The narrative is engrossing. In identifying with Ivan I have used my own EKG chart in the design.
Functional Developments in Bookbinding by Don Etherington, 2011. In the spirit of “Horizon,” this book illustrates and discusses the development of 18th century bindings. Graham Pollard also writes about changes in styles of bookbinding from 1550-1830. Full brown goatskin with insets lined with burgundy leather. Panels are archival copies covered with sanded polyester film. Gold and blind tooling. Leather, paper, polyester film. 10" x 8" x 1".