Chairs

Drawings and small chair sculpture by Carl Dern.
Typography by Marie C. Dern.
Binding by John DeMerritt.
10.75 x 4 (book)
4 x 1 (sculpture)
edition of 10, now sold out.
2003

I was thinking of musical chairs and also about how much I love to rearrange the furniture. I printed each drawing by Carl and mounted them and then realized that there was a lot to do with scale in this book. So to enhance that idea Carl made the sculptural chairs (see more of Carl's chairs). The binding, which John did, is really a marvel. Before the panels were mounted, the boards are hinged with mulberry paper, tough as nails. There’s a wonderful movement in the book – you can arrange and rearrange to your heart's content.
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