Almost forty years ago I was living in New York city, down the street a few blocks from the Bleecker Street storefront that was the Center for the Book’s first home. One night I saw people working inside this cluttered storefront and soon I had signed up for a bookbinding class with Hedi Kyle. This book is intended as an homage to Hedi and her work. Her influence has been so enormous in the field of book arts for the past decades and I wanted to channel the gratitude that we all must feel for her pioneering structures and bindings. I wanted the book to embody both the spirit of Hedi’s structures and the celebratory energy in which it is made. I conceived of this as a portable holiday, an instant fte, an offering of one grateful book artist to a great master: two gift boxes (the Wunderkabinett), a song, a celebratory show (abbreviated) of Hedi’s inventions, and a cake of applause.
Winner: The Hedi Kyle Award and The Library Choice Award. Congratulations, Dorothy!
|Subtitle||A portable holiday to celebrate the work of Hedi Kyle|
|Artist/Creator||Dorothy A. Yule|
|Press Name/Publisher||Left Coast Press|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Oakland, California|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Digitally printed|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Set of five connectable slip cases housing: Gift Box, Toys; Gift Box, Nature; Celebratory show (Abbrev.); Song; Cake of Applause; 3D magic wallet/Wunderkabinett; accordion book with swiveling ovals; Blizzard book without final folds; Miura fold with flags|
|Medium/ Materials||Mylar, velour, toys, trinkets, and seashells|
|Paper Stock||Mohawk superfine and various decorative papers, including vintage tea chest gold paper|
|Number of Pages||Each slipcase measures:|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||2.375 x 3.125 x 1 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 6|
|Signed and Numbered?||Yes|