WINGINí IT introduces our latest boxed set designed
for shelf storage. The case opens to a side-by-side view of two
book becomes a free-standing sculpture when pages are fanned into
behind each figure hold templates and instructions to make four
pig-theme articulated puppets reminiscent of 18th and 19th century
Additional features of each volume include tipped-in, miniature
reproductions of two of the earliest toy books (Part I), and two
stitch-bound illustrated sidebars about Victorian toy theaters
and walking paper dolls (Part II). The limited edition of 100
sets was cut, assembled, and bound by hand in the tradition of
the antique Toy Book invented in 1810. The presentation is designed
for collectors of Artist's Books. Consequently, both monographs
are numbered and signed by the author, Jacqueline Ernst, and book
binder, Kenneth Holly.
discusses paper dolls against a changing backdrop of historical
context to explain how and why they evolved to record and influence
attitudes and commerce of their day. Social, political, economic,
and technological developments set the stage for bits of paper
ephemera to depict changing perceptions of education, racism,
child psychology, human rights, labor standards, pop culture,
wearable fashion, literary merit and war-time support.
the subject is frequently caught with its pants off, paper figures
are survivors. During their first 16 centuries, they were buried,
burned, bloodied, drowned, and made into purchase incentives,
puppets for adults, and proxies for human sarifice. Only in the
last 227 years have they been recognized as popular playthings
for youngsters. Even in that capacity, they leveraged surprising
influence. Paper dolls were instrumental in the design of early
children's books. They significantly advanced the publishing industry,
helped hone printing technology, and influenced international
paper dolls consistently exceed their most readily identified
role as two dimensional paper playthings. Ernst & Holly have hand
crafted an insightful, focused study that is also an engaging
contribution to book arts.
x 9-3/4" x 3/4"
100# Kelly Digital Color Copy 98 white, lined with 6-ply orange
poster board, both ink jet printed.
7-7/8" x 9-3/8" x 7/16"
7-7/8" x 9-3/8" x 3-1/2"
5-1/2" x 128" 24# Kelly Digital Color Copy 98 white,
cover backed with 80# Wassau Exact Matte Coated white cover,
mounted on 14-ply poster board, all ink jet printed.
1 -- 34 pages; 11 blk/wht, 26 color illustrations.
Part 2 -- 34 pages; 2 blk/wht, 41 color illustrations.
Both books are concertina folded to 5-1/2" x 3-3/8".
Pacon Poster Board, PVA, Ribbon, Acrylic.
to 100 hand bound, signed/numbered.