The Mother's Birds (B17)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

The Mother's Birds

Made in

Holton

Date

1977

Description

Book, bound in black leather with gold tooling, black and purple doublures, gilt edge paper, photo-lithographed illustrations. Contained in a box covered in oasis goatskin with cloth sides and felt linings; the title in gold on the spine of the box.

Materials and techniques

Printed on Barcham Green hand-made paper in Jan Van Krimpen hand-set type. The illustrations are photo-lithographed from original charcoal drawings. Text printed on a Victoria platen press. Bound in oasis goatskin with tooling in 22 ct gold leaf. The doublures of charcoal suede, the fly leaves of purple suede.

Dimensions

height (box):  3cm
length (box):  25.2cm
width (box):  24.5cm
height (object):  1.9cm
length (object):  23.5cm
width (object):  23cm

Object number

B17

Category

  • The Mother's Birds, Ivor Robinson, 1977, Crafts Council Collection: B17. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • The Mother's Birds, Ivor Robinson, 1977, Crafts Council Collection: B17. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • The Mother's Birds, Ivor Robinson, 1977, Crafts Council Collection: B17. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • The Mother's Birds, Ivor Robinson, 1977, Crafts Council Collection: B17. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • The Mother's Birds, Ivor Robinson, 1977, Crafts Council Collection: B17. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

I believe that this binding takes its natural place in the development of my work of a linear nature over the last few years. The forms probably exhibit a bird-like quality, not perhaps inappropriate to the book. I have bound a number of Stanbrook Abbey press books and know both the printer, and the author/illustrator of "Mother's Birds" which does not make the task any easier!