Lang Ingalls

Lang Ingalls

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La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation

Size of binding

Volume I: 192 x 106 x 38 mm, 7.5 x 4.2 x 1.5 in
Volume II: 192 x 106 x 18 mm, 7.5 x 4.2 x .7 in


Somerset Text and Arches Cover 250 gsm, original vellum chemise laminated under the Arches paper; Fold-out box: Somerset Velvet 300 gsm; Interior boxes: bright blue bookcloth

From the Collection of Toby Schwartzburg

Description of binding

I was artistically drawn to the intersection of the text and the gesture, the bleak journey and the colorful accompaniment, and so borrowed from my most reactive area a line between them, a line of connection, a line that, as DNA, is swirled from the meeting of two and becomes one. The book is bound in Somerset Text and Arches Cover that has been sanded on one side of that line, reveal incidentally occurring. Drummed below is the rendering of Kitty Maryatt’s own hand, her painting on vellum, bountiful color, half-hidden.

Artist bio

Lang Ingalls graduated from the American Academy of Bookbinding in 2007, where she studied under Tini Muira and Monique Lallier. She has studied with others, notably Edwin Heim, Don Glaister and Ana Ruiz-Larrea, to further hone her skills. She presently works out of her atelier in Crested Butte, Colorado, making fine bindings year-round. Her work shows in the US and abroad regularly.

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