Déjà Vu: History, Memory, Place
The Naked Book was curated by Linda Kiley to honor the technical beauty of book construction with an exhibition of blank, handmade books suitable for use as journals, sketchbooks or other creative gestures. 35 artists from the US, Canada, and even Italy, will show their books in all their naked glory. All books will be available to take home immediately so you can get started adding your own special touches or thoughts to the pages. These books also stand on their own as wonderful pieces of art and craftsmanship. A full online catalog for The Naked Book can be found here.
Silent Spring by Two Fine Chaps
Their newest book is the third in a series of similar-sized and styled pop-ups. The first two books in the series sold out fast. You might remember the very popular Spectacular Vision from our gallery inventory. The new book is called Silent Spring and features a similar pop-up structure with fantastical illustrations and a miniature book inside that holds their own original fable.
The chaps write about Silent Spring: “A young boy sings to himself, as he does every day, at the edge of a dark and magical forest. But hark! what is that strange sound that lulls our boy into the glen, where fairies rule? See for yourself the twisted cunning of the bird queen, read of a boy’s innocence lost, and of a magical gift squandered! This tale of wonder and treachery literally unfolds in the reader’s hands, revealing a most cunning little tableau cut from paper and assembled by hand at the Two Fine Chaps’ Workshop of Wonders. Unlike anything else you’ve ever seen, this pop-up diorama is also a treat for the mind, featuring as it does a 14-page fable, a book-within-a-book!”
Act quickly if you’d like to add this terrific book to your collection. I’m sure this edition of 30 will sell out fast.