Band van zwart marokijn en boxcalf
England. Ivor Robinson. 1971
This binding is the result of sublime craftsmanship and the use of elementary techniques. The two types of black leather, with a remarkable difference in structure, have been sparingly tooled with gold. Robinson used the entire binding for his decoration with “restless” lines. The design spreads over the spine from the front to the back cover. The title can be found in tiny gold letters on the spine so as not to disrupt the subtle unity.
Ivor Robinson has been making very characteristic bindings, in a balanced, linear style, since around 1965. Mainly executed in black leather with gold tooling, he has worked conscientiously on a unique oeuvre. He rarely used any color in his work and the designs have little or no relation to the content. ‘If my bookbinding’s are about anything at all, they are about the medium itself’ wrote Robinson in 1980. He mentions the work of the artists Arp and Mondriaan as his example, in particular, their sketches. A sketch is, after all, the individual handwriting of an artist. Throughout his career, Ivor Robinson has tried to create the intimacy of a sketch using minimal means.
- binder: Robinson, Ivor
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- Inhoud: Geoffrey Chaucer. The prologue from the Canterbury tales. Screen images by Ronald King. London, Edition Alecto, 1967. (oplage 125 exx; dit is no 69).
- Bookbindings of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), The National library of the Netherlands
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