A Novel of Mothers and Daughters
by Erica Jong
Calf dyed by Minsky, gold stamping, oak, brass hardware, wallpaper endsheets, inkjet photomontage and labels. Edges of Armenian Bole and gold leaf. Note the hinged oak straps across the spine. This binding is created to give the feeling of a steamer trunk, with destination labels relating to the travels of the four generations of women in the novel. It is a binding, however, and not a box. The text is integral to the structure, as can be seen in the detail photos.
Bound by Minsky 1998
9.5" x 6.5" x 1.5"
Before creating the above version, a prototype was made in varnished buckram and mahogany, without the photomontage, and just the thickness of the text. You can click on the image to see an enlarged version with details.
There is a page with enlarged details of different parts of this binding, as seen in these small pictures.
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