Book Condition: New
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Vancouver: HM Handpress, 2019.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Barbara Hodgson and Claudia Cohen
A lovely first printing of the first edition encased in a fabric box with geometric prints and fine detail of the authors work and the Publishers Signature creative press and handywork. PatternPattern (50 pp. + inserted drawings, 9 x 9 inches) was designed and set by Barbara in Fournier type. It was inked & printed by hand at Heavenly Monkey, on dampened Arches wove paper. As with all their books to date, the edition is 30 numbered, and six AP, copies. All of the copies have been bound & boxed by Claudia. Copies 1-10, the deluxe edition, are extra-bound in leather (with onlays; see image) over boards, and include additional original pattern samples. Copies 11-30, the regular edition, this very listing) are quarter-bound in vellum with original stencilled papers (by Claudia) over boards.
An attractive hand printed book showcasing the talents of Barbara Hodgeson and Claudia Cohen and the collaborations of their illustrative talents. Copies of Barbara Hodgson & Claudia Cohen's newest collaboration, PatternPattern: The Geometry of Motion, will begin shipping this month. The book adds another branch to their ongoing adventures in decoration, materials and processes previously explored in the four-part color series as well as Cutting Paper, Decorating Paper and Folding Paper. PatternPattern focuses on traditional and modern systems of analyzing repeating decorative patterns. These systems - grid, proportion, tessellation, symmetry, motif, and style & culture - are each discussed in a brief overview, and extensively illustrated, primarily with examples hand-drawn by the authors in each copy. Each section starts with a drawing done on translucent drafting vellum, to overlay the accompanying text. The focus throughout is on design development, progression, and variety, emphasizing the possibilities for infinite interpretations of basic styles. The book also includes an extensive bibliography. In addition to the original drawings in each copy, the book will be issued with an accompanying portfolio of sample textile grid design. Leaves from Franz Donat's Grosses Bindungs Lexicon; Geometric Patterns; 53 pages.