Gerard Charrière

Berlin, Germany

Eleanor Wolff, Spaces, 1973

Bound in full purple chagrin leather; sewn on recessed cords; green suede leather doublures and flyleaves; green handsewn silk endbands; top edge gilt; décor of blind tooling with multicolored leather onlays; title tooled in gold. 24 x 16 x 1.5 centimeters. Created n.d. Lent by Hope Weil Levene.

Gerard Charrière was born in 1935 in Fribourg, Switzerland. He studied bookbinding at the Ecole des Arts et Metiers in Basel, the Ecole Estienne in Paris, and the Art Students League in New York. A former long-time resident of New York, he has since returned to Europe and is currently living in Berlin, Germany. Website at