Tuesday, March 07, 2006

King St. Stephen Museum's "Red Bookwork"

The book and slip case for the Forth International ArtistsBook Exhibition at King St. Stephen Museum in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, 2006

Tactile in nature, the beauty of this handmade book is its red acetate. 305mm x 220mm, fourteen folds including the cover and slip case. The mylar is sewn together in the traditional methods of Japanese binding. Each leaf has an insert of resin paper, tissue paper and a washi thread inlay.

The Artbook Red and the Caribbean sky

The King St. Stephen Museum in Székesfehérvár, Hungary has a rich collection of Artist’ Bookworks. Since 1987, the first International Artists’Book Exhibition” presented 300 works and established the first and only artists’ book collection in Hungary owned by a Museum. In 2006, the Museum from the city of Székesfehérvár has organized the Forth International Artist’ Books Exhibition which this book was submitted. See other bookwork, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina - Centre of the Universe

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