brooke-holve-book-art-Black&Blank

Black & Blank

 

1989.
Artist Book with Clamshell Box: A multi-signature with split board binding, Coptic chain stitch & silk cover made with book board, silk, paper, thread, sumi ink, 24K gold leaf, gouache.
5.25x 15.5 inches

For Black & Blank I selected a passage on plans and rules of composition from John Sloan’s book, The Gist of Art.  I wanted to better understand principles of design.  The book incorporates hand-lettered texts that function first as an image of each rule, and also can be read if desired.