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The Trees of Julie Dodd May 9, 2013 – Posted in: Books and Art, Installation, Paper

Forest: Lungs of the World Julie Dodd is a friend of the earth. Much of her work is devoted to raise awareness of the perilous nature of our approach to, among other things, trees. Her Year in Trees project is “a response to our involvement in the destruction of trees, concentrating on the importance and impact they have on the planet.” One component, Forest: Lungs of the World tackles carbon dioxide. “Inspired by lung tissue, this miniature forest canopy…

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Really Small Cookbooks May 6, 2013 – Posted in: book arts

Handbook of Practical Cookery, Matilda Lees Dods (London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1906). 2 1/4 x 1 7/8″  In 2007 The Grolier Club held an exhibition titled Miniature Books: 4,000 Years of Tiny Treasures. Featured among the tiny treasures where a handful of miniature books related to food and drink.  Here are a few examples from the show with some additions.  Miniature Hanukkah cookbook (with a recipe for latkes). via Thoughts from the Cork (Salisbury, Connecticut: Lime Rock…

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Paper and The Pleasure of Pattern May 5, 2013 – Posted in: bookbinding, Paper

Claudia Cohen is one of the better bookbinders around. She has done work for the likes of the Houghton Library, the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library, Pennyroyal Press, Heavenly Monkey Press and the Whitney Museum among others. She is currently in the midst of a stunning multi-book collaboration with noted author Barbara Hodgson.Cohen also collects paper. Really cool decorated paper from all across the globe. Cohen then uses them to create…

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Bound by Tuttle: The Amazing Bindings of Richard Tuttle May 2, 2013 – Posted in: book arts, bookbinding, Books and Art

The Raven 10” x 12” One of Richard Tuttle’s latest magical bindings is aptly called “The Raven.” For it Tuttle takes a copy of the 1995 Folio Society edition of Poe’s classic poem and binds it in some black goat leather boards. The boards and endpapers are then “feathered” to give binding  the impression of flight. The book is able to stand alone for display. Here is a sampling of some of his other recent…

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Ros Rixon’s Love Lines and More April 29, 2013 – Posted in: book arts, Books and Art

Love Lines IV – How do I Love thee? What do you get when you mix Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43, How do I love thee?, with artist Ros Rixon?You get Love Lines – a series of works that literally captures the poem in all its glory.Rixon delicately reprints the text and encloses the lines in various bottles and glass cubes.  Love Lines V – How do I Love thee? Edition of 5. Image courtesy of Heartbreak…

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