Muir Beach, California
W.W. Elliot, Grand and Sublime Scenery, 2006
Traditional French-style binding with boards laced in. Black Norro goatskin full leather binding with leather doublures. Front cover has flap-panel held in
place by magnets. Colorado agate is embedded on front cover. Embroidered Japanese silk endbands, graphite top edge decoration. Italian marbled paper flyleaves.
Title is hand tooled with palladium. Panel opens three-quarters outward to display three-dimensional display of redwood trees. Panel interior top layer is
blind-tooled lacunose sanded leather with two layers of Japanese paper underneath. Clamshell box made of Duo cloth, Italian marbled paper, and ultrasuede pillows.
Title hand tooled in palladium leaf. The book is about the grandeur of the Sierra Nevada, and this inspired me to create a structure that had the timeless expanse
of the elements of rock and giant redwood trees that grace the landscape. 11.25 x 7.75 x 1.5 inches, 28.5 x 19.5 x 4 centimeters. Created 2008.
Coleen Curry has been binding since 2003, when she began studies at the American Academy of Bookbinding and is working toward receiving her diploma under the guidance
of Monique Lallier. When not at AAB, she studies with Eleanore Ramsey in San Francisco. Coleen works at her studio in Muir Beach, where she creates design bindings,
editions, and boxes. She is the editor of The Gold Leaf, the Hand Bookbinders of California’s biannual journal.