La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation
Size of binding
381 x 133 x 25 mm (15 x 5.25 x 1 in)
Leather (water buffalo, goat, calf, kid), paper
Description of binding
I chose to fold and bind La Prose in the narrow version and tried to accentuate its verticality as extreme proportion seemed an important aspect of the original work.
The binding of leather-covered shaped boards with leather onlays is a combination of suggestions received from the book itself about juxtaposition of contrasting elements and of images and textures of a train ride through Siberia.
The binding is composed of a palette of grays to retain the visual impact of the intensity of the work inside.
Patricia Owen began her bookbinding studies with Kathryn Gerlach in Vermont and Laura Young in New York. After becoming an architect she continued her studies with Eleanore Ramsey in San Francisco. Her work is exhibited and held in collections in the U.S and internationally. She currently constructs design bindings and boxes in her studio in Santa Monica, California.
Prospective buyers: please contact Kitty Maryatt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Books purchased will be delivered to the purchaser at the end of the touring exhibition.