The House South of North

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Bound by James Reid-Cunningham

The House South of North
By Fritz Scholder, 1997

Full blue Hewit Bookcalf binding with a circle of gold leaf spreading from the spine onto both boards. Inset panels of kidskin, fishskin, goatskin, box calf, and abalone shell. Tooled in palladium leaf. Duotone photographs hinged on meeting guards. Red and white silk front bead headbands. Leather hinges. Egyptian Tow Flax paper doublures.
32.5 x 24.5 x 2.5cm - bound in 2006.

James Reid-Cunningham studied bookbinding at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, and was president of the Guild of Book Workers from 2006 to 2010. He has worked in library conservation since 1984, first at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, then as chief conservator of the Boston Athenaeum. In addition to his conservation work, he is also the creator of design bindings and book objects that explore traditional bookbinding structures in conjunction with modern materials such as rubber, vinyl, and Formica. He has exhibited his books nationally and internationally.

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