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 fˆte, 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! 

Artist Bio

Dorothy A. Yule often collaborates with her twin sister, Susan Hunt Yule, on books produced under her imprint, Left Coast Press, two of which were published as trade books by Chronicle Books (Souvenir of New York and Souvenir of San Francisco). In 2014 she won the first Meggendorfer Prize for Artists Books from The Movable Book Society. Her books are in many museums and special collections including those of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Walker Art Center and the Museum of the Book in the Hague. She occasionally teaches pop-ups and movable structures in book arts at the California College of the Arts.