Jeffrey Altepeter
Katy Baum
Elizabeth Curran Boody
Denise Carbone
Valerie Carrigan
Rebecca Chamlee
Gabby Cooksey
Coleen Curry
Debra Disman
Mark Esser
Casey Gardner
Don Glaister
Virginia Green
Penelope Hall
Karen Hanmer
Jon Hinkel
Susan Hulme
Lang Ingalls
Caitlin Jochym
Peggy Johnston
Andrea Krupp
Monique Lallier
Beth Lee
Sue Huggins Leopard
Christine Manwiller
Emily Martin
Christopher McAfee
Natalie Naor
Tara O'Brien
Patricia Owen
Graham Patten
Todd Pattison
Rebecca Philio
Patricia Sargent
Suzanne Sawyer
Jackie Scott
Judy Sgantas
Sarah Smith
Therese Swift-Hahn
Deborah Thompson
Claire Van Vliet
Peter Verheyen
Robert Walp
Thomas Parker Williams
Charles Wisseman
Rutherford Witthus

Lang Ingalls
Crested Butte, Colorado

Lang Ingalls Lang Ingalls

Claude Fain, Le retenu laisse une meurtrissure

The title of this book translates, poetically, to "the choice leaves a bruise." The poem itself is airy yet reflects intense sensuality, a vague prodding towards the cyclicity of life, being hemmed in by love and desire (or the memory of it), and the leaving. I chose a mottled goatskin that reflects a bruise. The chains dangle and move in the cutouts on both the recto and verso, perhaps acknowledging the limits on freedom, perhaps suggesting a gentler way toward creating memory, the bars fluid on the gaol. I chose to submit this book as an example of my design aesthetic, the act of creating a fine binding, the honing in on the meaning of the content of the poem: this is what was formed.

Bound in the French technique in mottled blue-green goat, montage sûr onglets. Cover design includes cut-out rectangles with vertical chains. Hand-sewn silk endbands, edge-to-edge doublures in seafoam goat, and baby-blue suede flyleaves. Natural edges. 8.25 x 5.75 x .75 inches. 21.8 x 15.8 x 1.8 centimeters. Created 2015.

LANG INGALLS is a professional fine binder. She works out of her atelier in Crested Butte, Colorado, making books year-round. Her work shows in the US and abroad regularly.