Plainly Spoken – Karen Hanmer

Karen Hanmer

Karen Hanmer

Full goatskin binding sewn on flattened cords, handsewn silk headbands, marbled endpapers with leather hinge, head sponged with acrylic inks and sprinkled with gold leaf, dust jacket bound in, blind and 24K gold foil tooling emphasizing the location of sewing supports and board attachment, turn-ins, fills, sanding of boards, and formation of corners.

Karen Hanmer’s artist’s books and design bindings intertwine cultural and personal memory, and are often playful in structure or content. She exhibits internationally, and her work is included in collections ranging from the Getty Museum and the Library of Congress to Yale University and

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