Sue Huggins Leopard
Veda and Meda Rives
Thomas Parker Williams
Guild of Book Workers
I was first introduced to the craft of bookbinding while obtaining my BFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Experimenting with structures of the book as a conceptual platform for art created a desire to extend my knowledge of the craft. Upon graduating from North Bennet Street School, I was able to fine tune my hand skills and focus on the traditional craft of bookbinding. I greatly appreciate the foundations of bookbinding and I strive to weave in contemporary practices while keeping true to the craft in order to create a unique bookbinding style.
A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott , 2012
Abbott's novella is an observation on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture set in a fictional two-dimensional world known as Flatland, whose denizens are geometric figures. This defines their place in the social ladder, where women are depicted as lowly lines. We are guided through the text by a Square who dreams of other dimensions and challenges the authority of the high class Circle. As you move around the book, a sphere begins to emerge from the cover, illustrating the Square's discovery of the third dimension. I aimed to challenge the “horizon” of a book cover by exploring three-dimensional possibilities.
Dimensions: 8 x 5.5 x 1.25 inches, 20.5 x 14 x 3 centimeters
White buffalo with onlays in goat and buffalo, dome shaped from lens and basswood, palladium tooling and edge gilding, white buffalo edge-to-edge doublures with white suede flyleaf, pop-up endpaper made from Mohawk superfine white paper.