Rise And Fall (B42)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Rise And Fall

Made in

Harrogate

Date

1987

Description

Book with a transparent yellow perspex cover, black leather spine guards and joints. There are four black leather edge straps laced through slots in the perspex, and a foredge strap with press stud. Kept in a showerproof nylon bag. Text in black and purple.

Materials and techniques

Transparent yellow perspex boards cut, shaped and polished by hand. Spine guards of black oasis goatskin. Visible sewing over straps of same goatskin laced through slots in perspex. Letterpress, with illustrations incorporated in colour within text area.

Dimensions

height:  0.6cm
length:  16.7cm
width:  5.4cm

Object number

B42

Category

  • Rise and Fall, John Pearson, 1987, Crafts Council Collections: B42. Photo: Ian Dobbie.

  • Rise and Fall, John Pearson, 1987, Crafts Council Collections: B42. Photo: Ian Dobbie.

  • Rise and Fall, John Pearson, 1987, Crafts Council Collections: B42. Photo: Ian Dobbie.

Maker's statement

One of a group of three bindings where I first experimented with perspex as a material suitable for book covers. Emphasis on structure as design.