Artist’s Pocket Exquisite Corpse Sketchbook – Fine quality hand bound books


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Artist’s Pocket Exquisite Corpse 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 is 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 with a wonderful, illustrated Victoriana, exquisite corpse design by yours truly, Mandy Flockton. Hand waxed finish. Endpapers are buff cotton-rag, light textured paper. 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.

Each book is authenticated as hand made in England and individually signed by the bookbinder.

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Book Cover: Illustrated Victoriana design by Mandy Flockton
Endpapders: heavy ingres paper, buff.
Head-banding: black and red
Ribbon: 3mm ivory satin
Pages: 96 – 130gsm all-media cartridge paper – bright white
Height: 215mm
Width: 83mm
Thickness: 16mm
Shipping weight: 250g