Artist’s Pocket Exquisite Corpse Deluxe Edition Slipcase Sketchbook – 96 pages – 130gsm
Exquisite Corpse or Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau was popular game with the surrealists, based on the parlour game ‘consequences’ in which, they would take it in turns, to create a fantastical creature made of disembodied parts, no doubt while drinking much Absinthe! Inspired by this art form, I have designed a ready-made sketchbook for creating your own phantasmagorical beings, like Dr Frankenstein, from heads, bodies and legs.
This curious and ingenious hardbound sketchbook and slipcase are entirely hand-made from cover-to cover, in the age-old traditional way in Devon, England. A truly unique gift for the Artist who has everything.
With 96 pages of bright, white 130gsm all-media cartridge paper, it is both a high quality sketchbook and an object of loveliness. Full bound in black book cloth, with fittingly blood-red endpapers. Detail finishes include head and tail band and a ribbon bookmarker. The pages are divided into three sections for the head, body and legs of your own exquisite corpses. Every page is individually folded for a distinctive saw-tooth fore-edge, a hallmark of Paper Dolly.
The sketchbook fits snugly into its own slip case which comes complete with a ribbon pull to aid removal. The slip case is fully illustrated in a wonderful antique, Victoriana, exquisite corpse design by yours truly, Mandy Flockton. Hand waxed finish.
Each book and slipcase is authenticated as hand made in England and individually signed by the bookbinder.
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Book Cover: Black bookcloth
Head-banding: black and red
Ribbon: 3mm ivory satin
Slipcase: Illustrated print on grey-board
Ribbon pull: 12mm black grosgrain
Pages: 96 – 130gsm all-media cartridge paper – bright white
Shipping weight: 275g