A Pair of Artist Blank Books with Armenian Binding by Charlene Matthews
Here is a pair of artist blank books by Los Angeles-based master bookbinder and book artist Charlene Matthews.
Artist Blank Book (green) with Armenian Binding (2018), W 3" x H 4-1/4" x 3/4". UBSL-00802
Artist Blank Book (rust) with Armenian Binding (2018), W 3" x H 4-1/4" x 5/8". UBSL-00803
Both: recycled book covers, aged paper leaves, leather thongs... and Armenian bindings. (Altoids not included.)
We are thrilled and honored to offer unique, handmade, and absolutely beautiful artworks by Los Angeles based book artist and master bookbinder Charlene Matthews.
Matthews is an influential part of the Los Angeles artist book scene, where she works and teaches. Her work has been exhibited in venues such as the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles. She builds books for Lari Pittman's book art (Huntington Library, Regen Projects). And she has lovingly restored and repaired countless book treasures.
A true piece of Los Angeles artist book history.
Institutions that hold Matthews' work include: Colorado College, Getty Research Institute, Mary Norton Clapp Library (Occidental College Library), Stewart Memorial Library (Coe College), University of California, Irvine, University of California, San Diego, University of New Mexico, University of Washington Libraries, USC Libraries/University of Southern California.