Microcosmic Millinery. Bo Press Miniature Books, Pat Sweet, book artist.
Microcosmic Millinery
Microcosmic Millinery
Microcosmic Millinery

Microcosmic Millinery

Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2009. Hardcover. Signed by the book artist. Pat Sweet writes: "A collection of digital illustrations of hat and headdress designs, based on the scientific drawings of Ernst Haeckel. His KUNSTFORMEN DER NATUR, published in parts beginning in 1899, is a masterpiece of Art Nouveau design and scientific observation. As inspiration for costume designers, it's an endless treasure trove. I've taken thirty-two of my favorite microscopic creatures, and turned them into hats (the Spirobranchia in particular make great helmets). Each design is faced with a small version of its original. I published a set of drawings on this theme a couple of years ago as a loose photographic portfolio. The 32 illustrations in this book are entirely new, except for one that was too good to give up. The square volume is bound in a shiny black Japanese paper embossed with red dragonflies, and has endpapers of marbled pink and turquoise. There is a paper label pasted to the front. In fine condition. Size: 2 1/16 x 2 1/8 inches. 80 pages. ARTISTSBOOKS/022018. Fine.

Item #31766

Price: $45.00