Untitled by Conor McGrann
Wedge-shaped sculptural book sewn using a Coptic link-stitch
with alternating red, black, and cream signatures. Hard covers made out
of board and red black and cream paper.
Lær Mig, Nattens Stjerne!/Teach Me, Star of Night! by Peter Laugesen
Fine press artist's book of poems by Peter Laugesen with
8 etchings by Thorsten Dennerline. The book is sewn on 5 raised alum-tawed
thongs with buttonhole-stitch endbands. The spine is covered in vellum
with boards covered in quarter vellum with Japanese bookcloth sides. The
title and ornament are stamped in black. The book was produced in an edition
of 50 and bound by Peter Verheyen.
Conor McGrann first got interested in printmaking through
his father's book collection. The illustrations in some of his books were
the first prints he ever saw, so for him printmaking and bookmaking have
a long history. This book is an exploration of the book form without relying
on prints, and emphasizing the structure of books. Blank pages and patterned
color folios help show the book's binding.
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244
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