Hikmet, Nazim; Sol Rébora (binder); Randy Blasing and Mutlu Konuk (translators); Harry Reese and Sandra Liddell Reese (design, art, and production)
New York: Turkey Press, 2016. A unique design binding. The text is 1 of 100 copies, issued in a variable edition, of which 30 were offered for sale. The copies not offered for sale were offered as gifts of the press in celebration of the 70th birthday of Harry Reese and the 42nd anniversary of Turkey Press. Reprinted with permission of the translators and Persea Books. Includes the original red pastepaper wrappers bound in as well as two colorful decorative papers. Nâzim Hikmet (1902 - 1963) was a Turkish-Polish poet, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, director, and novelist that spent much of his adult life in prison or exile due to his political beliefs. A poignant poem about living fully without dwelling too much on the reality of death, written in a conversational tone.
Bound in a flexible grey leather binding "Link-in-1" structure with gold hand-made paper linked in. This particular design structure was created by the binder, Sol Rébora. The leather is printed with an embossed pattern, which was designed by the binder. The title and author's name are hand stamped in black and red on the boards. The name of the binder is stamped in black to the inside of the front cover. Grey suede endpapers as well as several fine papers. Housed in a stiff silver paper enclosure with textured grey leather spine titled in red. Unpaginated. [12 pages.]
Sol Rébora is a designer bookbinder working in Buenos Aires, Argentina, since 1999. She is a well-recognized practitioner, receiving awards both in Argentina and abroad. Her work encompasses innovative and experimental work in designer binding and contemporary conservation methods. She studied with Deborah Evetts, Monique Lallier, Pascale Therond, Edwin Heim, Helene Jolis, Sün Evrard and Kathy Abbott, among other teachers. She currently works and teaches courses out of her studio in addition to giving lectures and workshops in person and online at schools including the SF Center for the Book and Iowa University Center for the Book, American Academy of Bookbinding and Penland School of Crafts. She has participated in group exhibitions such us Epémère, Tomorrow’s Past and Les Pages Bien Gardees. Sol’s work may be found in many privet collections and inside of institution’s collections in USA, Mexico and UK such as Athenæum Library and British Library. Fine. More