Jewelled binding of Thomas Moore: Lalla Rookh (1860) by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.
Front cover from Hood’s poems, illustrated by Myles Birket Foster, London, 1871.
By Guy Laramee, this idea of a book telling a story is taken to a whole new level of being, by using the book itself to make a sculpture rich in narrative. I’d love to see a more extreme variety of these.
I really want to use this idea of a world contained within a story in my next project.
One day in March, staff at the Scottish Poetry Library came across a wonderful creation, left anonymously on a table in the library… Nobody knew where it came from, nor was anyone forthcoming with information in person or online, despite a fair amount of local news coverage. It looked like this was a one-off, a beautiful and delicate piece of art created by a fan of the Poetry Library. Until, in late June, the National Library of Scotland found themselves the recipient of a similar piece…. (more….. from thisiscentralstation)