A System of Architectural Ornament
by Louis H. Sullivan
10 1/4 x 8 5/8 x 7/8 inches
Tube binding sewn on five linen tapes with
Ingres Antique endpapers and silk endbands. Cover is full
leather goatskin over raised strips. The front has a bas
relief of acrylic painted boards set in recess, back has
onlay of foil stamped vellum.
"I frequently choose books on architecture and related
subjects for design bindings. Results can be realistic or
abstract, have dimensional depth, and provide visual and
tactile stimuli. I may use new and old materials, from wood
to plastics, respond or emphasize the books structure when
appropriate - sometimes in an experimental or unconventional
manner - and offer the reader/viewer an opportunity for
exploration and delight."