[perimeter fence] is a photographic essay exploring duration and continuity in the surface patterns of anonymous urban landscapes over the course of a single day.
The volume was designed in 2003 with QuarkXPress and printed on an Epson 760 ink-jet printer. The typeface is Skia. Published in loose sheets,
each copy has a unique binding. This copy is sewn in a long stitch through a kid vellum spine, incorporating bent brass rods as stiffeners. It features a
double board binding with circular onlays of varied leathers on both the exterior and on the interior. 1.5 x 1.25 x 0.25 inches, 4 x 3 x 0.5 centimeters.
James Reid-Cunningham studied bookbinding at the North Bennet Street School in Boston and is the president of the Guild of Book Workers. Formerly the
conservator of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, he is currently the chief conservator of the Boston Athenaeum. In 2006 he received
the Distinguished Alumni Award from the North Bennet Street School. He is the adjunct lecturer in the History, Technology and Conservation of the Book
in the Art Conservation Department at Buffalo State College. He has taught bookbinding and conservation workshops for the Paper and Book Intensive, the
Garage Annex School for Book Arts, the North Bennet Street School, the Weissman Preservation Center at Harvard University, the Kilgarlin Center for the Preservation
of the Cultural Record at the University of Texas at Austin, and the San Francisco Center for the Book. He is the creator of design bindings and book art
that explore traditional bookbinding structures in conjunction with modern materials. He has exhibited his books nationally and internationally. He is the
proprietor of Hematite Press, publishing limited editions of modern texts, with each copy in an original design binding. Website at