Don Glaister

Don Glaister

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La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation

Size of binding

368 x 209 x 16 mm (14.5 x 8.25 x .625 in)


Binding: Goatskin. Onlays: painted kangaroo skin, snake skin, and sanded and tinted aluminum. Doublures: cork

From the Collection of Cynthia L. Sears

Description of binding

The concept and design of the binding are taken directly from the format of the text. That is, the color and form of the shapes applied across the spine are inspired by Delauney’s painting, both in this book and in her other work as a fine artist. The concept which inspired the aluminum shapes is taken from the shapes and the positions of the written text as it is presented in La Prose.

Artist bio

After taking graduate degrees in painting and sculpture, Don Glaister studied fine binding with Barbara Hiller in San Francisco, and Pierre Aufschneider and Roger Arnoult in Paris. He then began my professional career as a design binder and teacher, working in California, Massachusetts, Alabama, Ohio and now Vashon Island, Washington. He is also currently the Director of Fine Binding at the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride, Colorado. His work is represented in private collections throughout the United States and Europe, as well as collections such as The Library of Congress, The National Gallery, The British Library, The National Library of the Netherlands, The Pierpont Morgan Library, The Boston Athenaeum, and Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Stanford Universities.

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