J@J Sobotovy



Old Book

JAN BOHUSLAV SOBOTA, 1996
 
STARA KNIHA (OLD BOOK)
Artist Book - one copy.
 
Jan Sobota, Dallas, Texas, 1994
 
Historical structure with wooden boards, balsa wood relief, white goatskin, blind tooling, drawing, collage, illuminating, hand calligraphy of Jaroslav Seifert's poem Old Book (Stara kniha) in tree different languages (Czech, English, German) and tree different styles, .. Pages were specially created of hand made paper from Cotton Pulp and Abaca and contain artist’s - restorator’s collection of flat objects which he found inside of books during their restoration in past years.
29,5 x 22,5 x 7,5 cm. or 11,5 x 9 x 3 in.
 
     
Doblures
English - Art Nouveau letters
Czech - Gothic letters
Collage - Charles IV.
German - 18th century letters
Leaves casted in papar mache
Drawing and fragments under paper mache
Title page
Fragments used for the leaves