Barbara Kretzmann
Ithaca, NY

Book-In-A-Box

Sewn blank book laced into a box structure on vellum slips; interior of box covered in handmade decorative papers to match covers of book; box held closed by braided cord wrapped around button attached to box; exterior of box covered with Japanese decorative paper.

"I usually do more traditional bindings, but this format results in an artistís book that is not only fun to do but is also very functional. One could make much larger portfolios or albums this way that, rather like the turtle who carries its own home on its back, would be automatically protected by their own matching box."

14.5 x 13 x 2.5cm
Created: 1999


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