La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation
Size of binding
363 x186 x 26 mm (14.3 x 7.3 x 1 in)
Goatskin, Japanese paper, gold leaf
From the collection of Simon Eccles
Description of binding
The book is folded as a right-angled triangle concertina. Front and back boards are covered in dark brown goatskin with 2 mm and 1 mm strips of coloured leather onlays and gold gilded cycle leather inlays. The design for this binding is based on the images of the view from the running train window that the scenery moves through, out of focus, and is colour-coordinated with the text block.
Midori Kunikata-Cockram was born in Tokyo and graduated from the BA(Hons) Academy of Arts course, Joshibi University of Art and Design, Tokyo. She started learning fine binding in Tokyo. She received a Diploma with Merit in Fine Bookbinding and Conservation, Guildford College of Technology UK. Since graduating, she has given workshops, lectures and exhibitions in the various countries. She opened the Jade Bookbinding Studio in London 1997, concentrating on private tuition, commissioned and personal work. Her work is held in public and private collections in the UK, USA, Europe and Japan. She was elected Fellow of Designer Bookbinders [U.K.] in 2007. She is a member of The Society of Bookbinders [U.K.] and The Tokyo Bookbinding Club [Japan].
Not for sale