Decorating Paper: Pattern & Technique. Claudia Cohen, Barbara Hodgson.
Decorating Paper: Pattern & Technique.
Decorating Paper: Pattern & Technique.
Decorating Paper: Pattern & Technique.
Decorating Paper: Pattern & Technique.
Decorating Paper: Pattern & Technique.
Decorating Paper: Pattern & Technique.
(Hodgson, Barbara & Claudia C)

Decorating Paper: Pattern & Technique.

Cohen, Claudia (illus.)

(Vancouver): Heavenly Monkey, (2015). Two large quarto volumes bound as one. (55); (50)ff. From an edition of thirty-six, this is one of six contributor's copies signed by the two authors. Binder Claudia Cohen and book designer Barbara Hodgson, makers of The WunderCabinet, Cutting Paper, and a four-part series on color, come together once again for their sixth collaborative work. This staggering sample book includes hundreds of papers originating from Europe, Asia, and North America between the late 1700s and modern day. These samples span the spectrum of decorating methods, including marbling, paste, embossing, pulp manipulation, lithography, block and linocut printing, and stenciling. The text is interspersed among the full-page samples and multi-sample specimen sheets and includes descriptions of the techniques and history, as well as an extensive bibliography. While each specimen is beautiful in its own right, the meticulous craftsmanship brings the entire production together. Each page of the painstaking labor of love was created with an eye to the design, from the careful selection of black or white background paper to best complement the papers, to artistic cut-paper designs featuring multiple samples and tiny details like handwritten sample numbers. Sheets of vintage notepad paper are inserted into the volume with a handwritten list of sources for the paper samples. Letterpress printed by David Clifford in Bembo on Arches mouldmade paper. The handwritten index identifies this as the 'binder's copy," and is bound by Claudia Cohen in pulp-painted paper wrappers with a gilt stamped black morocco lettering piece mounted to a square of paste paper, and affixed to the upper cover. Housed in a blue stiff paper chemise, with a marbled paper circle on the top panel. Prospectus laid in. A tastefully executed and thorough exploration of the possibilities of paper. Fine. Item #30480

Price: $11,500.00

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