Haein Song

Haein Song

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La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation

Size of binding

369 x 102 x 22 mm (14.5 x 4 x 0.87 in)


Fair goatskin, multicoloured goatskin onlays, Windsor bookcloth

Description of binding

Full leather binding in natural goatskin with seventy-seven back-pared onlays in twenty-three different colours. The doublures are also covered in natural goatskin so the lively colours are given space to breathe.

Sonia Delaunay was fascinated by colour and she saw it as a truly ‘universal’ expressive language. The design of the binding comes from the playful arrangement of the vibrant colours and abstract shapes of Delaunay’s original images.

The walls of the box are covered in six different colours, and the spine of the box is titled in assorted colours to reflect the colours inside.

Artist bio

Haein Song is a fellow of Designer Bookbinders and an artist working primarily with books as her medium. She uses traditional bookbinding techniques to create unique or limited edition books, while employing a variety of printmaking methods (including linocut, drypoint, etching, cyanotype and monoprint) for the endpapers of the books and for artist’s books. Her fine bindings and artist’s books are held in many private collections, and in public collections including British Library (UK), Wellcome Collection (UK), Library of Congress (USA), Stanford University (USA), Yale University (USA), Harvard University (USA), Amherst College (USA), UCLA (USA), UC Santa Barbara (USA) and Morgan Library (USA). Born in Seoul, South Korea, she lives and works in London, UK.

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