Woolf I - IX

Nine novels

by Virginia Woolf.

Nine fine bindings

by Annette Friedrich.

 

 

 

Annette Friedrich set out to bind all nine novels by Virginia Woolf in chronological order.

The projected created a strong concept which in its turn posed a series of questions:

 

How could Woolf's increasingly fractured and non-linear approach to narrative and language find an expression within fine art binding? How was 'looseness & lightness' possible, humour, as well as poetry?  

 

The books are of Virginia Woolf's time and mostly first editions. It was important to Annette, to create a direct line to the author and the idea that it was exactly these books that Virginia Woolf was waiting for to have a first peek at, gave great satisfaction.   

 

Taking one step (book) at a time, the project took seven years to complete. The complete group was first presented its entity at Collect 18, the international art fair for craft and design at the Saatchi Gallery, London.

 

 

[ Woolf I-IX is now available for purchase and offered as a group. Please enquire for further information and/or price here. ]

 

 

Virginia Woolf The voyage Out. bespoke fine binding.
The Voyage Out [ Woolf 1/9 ]

 

The Voyage Out   by Virginia Woolf / The Hogarth Press, London 1929 (first imprint of the unified edition) 183 x 125 x 40 mm. Full leather binding with chemise and slipcase.

Night and Day by Virginia Woolf. Bespoke and unique fine art bookbinding.
Night and Day [ Woolf 2/9 ]

Night and Day   by Virginia Woolf / George H. Doran Company, New York 1920 (first edition, USA) 200 x 145 x 50 mm. Full leather binding with chemise and slipcase.

Jacob's room by Virginia Woolf. Bespoke fine art leather binding.
Jacob's Room [ Woolf 3/9 ]

Jacob’s Room   by Virginia Woolf / The Hogarth Press, London 1922 (first edition) 135 x 197 x 39 mm. Full leather binding with chemise and slipcase.

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Unique fine art bookbinding in leather.
Mrs. Dalloway [ Woolf 4/9 ]

Mrs. Dalloway   by Virginia Woolf / Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York 1925 143 x 199 x 38 mm. Full leather binding with chemise and slipcase.

To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. Unique fine art leather binding by Annette Friedrich.
To the Lighthouse [ Woolf 5/9 ]

To the Lighthouse   by Virginia Woolf / The Hogarth Press, London 1927 (first edition) 192 x 132 x 45 mm. Full leather binding with chemise and slipcase.

Orlando by Virginia Woolf. Unique fine art leather bookbinding.
Orlando [ Woolf 6/9 ]

Orlando   by Virginia Woolf / The Hogarth Press, London 1928 (first edition) 220 x 145 x 28 mm. Full leather binding with chemise and slipcase.

The Waves by Virginia Woolf. Unique fine art bookbinding by Annette Friedrich.
The Waves [ Woolf 7/9 ]

The Waves   by Virginia Woolf / The Hogarth Press, London 1931 (first edition) 130 x 190 x 42 mm. Full leather binding with chemise and slipcase.

The Years by Virginia Woolf. Unique Fine Art bookbinding in leather by Annette Friedrich.
The Years [ Woolf 8/9 ]

The Years    by Virginia Woolf / The Hogarth Press, London 1937 (first edition) 186 x 132 x 45 mm. Full leather binding with chemise and slipcase.

Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf. Unique fine art leather binding by Annette Friedrich.
Between the Acts [ Woolf 9/9 ]

Between the Acts   by Virginia Woolf / The Hogarth Press, London 1941(first edition) 188 x 127 x 32 mm. Full leather binding with chemise and slipcase.

 

BOOK LAUNCH:

 

The book launch of the documentation 'Woolf I - IX' coincided with the groups' first presentation at Collect18 at the Saatchi Gallery, London. 

 

98pp, with an introductory essay and 1:1 reproductions of the bindings, background information, and text excerpts. 

 

Text: Annette Friedrich, Virginia Woolf

Design: BUCHmacher, Germany 

Photo: Shannon Tofts, Scotland

 

£30 + postage / reserve your copy here. 

 

 

Some of my artworks are available as edition prints on paper.

Look at 'Ways and Means: On a Stroll with Mrs. Woolf' for a more in depth commentary.