cloth binding painted with abstract design, inserted in handpainted oil cloth with red felt, see-through muslin bag
1988 · (London
by d'Arbeloff, Natalie
(London: NdA Press, 1988. cloth binding painted with abstract design, inserted in handpainted oil cloth with red felt, see-through muslin bag. NdA Press. small 4to. cloth binding painted with abstract design, inserted in handpainted oil cloth with red felt, see-through muslin bag. Unpaginated. No. 3 of in an edition of 5 similar but not identical copies. Signed by Natalie dArbeloff, an Artists' book. Printed on Fabriano Satinana paper. Blind engraved text on different sized and color papers. The title-page Pater Noster is the smallest; each page has edges of hand coloring. The book is glued to the back cover which has a painted and decorated wood strip on the side. The title is embroidered in red on a yellow and blue felt strip edged in the same stitching; two presstuds close the book. The inside front cover has a brightly colored collage of paper, felt and painted decorations against a blue cloth background. The book is laid in hand-painted oilcloth with red felt inside on which to place the book. The oilcloth is trimmed with red and yellow cord. This is held closed with red and blue cords. The whole is contained in a see-through muslin bag trimmed with turquoise stitching; metallic muslin top part of bag closes with 2 studs which are hidden between blue and red felt. Handwritten instructions by the artist for opening, reading, displaying and handling the work are included on a piece of handmade paper with the book. The book can be opened to display as a stepped pyramid, as well as opened in an inverted V form for longer display. Astunning artists book, visually dynamic and with a meaningful and important text. Fine.
(Inventory #: 124138)