Papermaker's Tears

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Bound by Robin Brandes

Papermaker's Tears, Essays on the Art & Craft of Paper, Volume 1
Tatiana Ginsberg, Editor
The Legacy Press, 2019. Ann Arbor, Michigan
This binding is for sale - please contact Robin
Essays in this book circle the globe reaching back to paper's origins and forward to our current paper making and community, the toolmakers.

260 x 177 x 30 mm. Full leather binding with laced-in cords. Covered in J. Hewit & Sons Maroon Chieftain goatskin. Hand tooled copper foil on pillow onlays. Paper collages using handmade paper and binder's paste papers. Edge-to-edge Huun handmade Mayan paper doublures, hand tooled with copper foil. J. Hewit & Sons Maroon goatskin leather hinges. Titling in copper foil by Samuel Feinstein.

"For my fine design binding, I was inspired by Timothy Moore's beautiful copper mesh and mahogany paper making moulds. The New York School of Abstract Expressionists especially Anne Ryan, artist 1889-1954. She enjoyed collaging with handmade paper. She viewed collages like sonnets - shapes packed together in a compressed composition. I used handmade paper and my paste papers to create the paper mosaic collage."

Robin is based in San Anselmo, California and her work can be found at


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