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. ]
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.