Scott Kellar, David Gerlenter

1939: The Lost World of the Fair

Free Press

2009

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One-of-a-kind binding of 1939: The Lost World of the Fair from the 2010–2011 Exhibition of the Midwest Bookbinders Association.

  • David Gerlernter (American, b. 1955).
  • Artist binding by Scott Kellar (American).
  • New York: Free Press, 1995.
  • Bound in full black goatskin leather with onlays, gold tooling and embossing with Maziarcyzk paste paper endpapers and hand-sewn red silk endbands and black edges.
  • Housed in a cloth-covered clamshell box with a leather label gilt with the title and author's name.


Artist statement by Scott Kellar from the exhibition: "David Gerlenter is a favorite non-fiction writer of mine. Although he was victimized by the "Unabomber," he overcame physical problems to continue writing excellent books. This book is a fascinating humanized look at American culture in 1939, through the lens of the 1939 New York World’s Fair. It was the height of the American art deco period that exhibited a wedding of art and technology never since equaled. The creative energies fired with national hope and enthusiasm gave birth to a remarkable World’ Fair which he describes against a back drop of New York City and variety of actual people. I’ve emulated the style and boldness of the period, including the amazing Trylon and Perisphere, in my design."

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Dimensions
Height: 8 inches / 20.32 cm
Width: 5.5 inches / 13.97 cm
Depth: 2 inches / 5.08 cm
Feature(s)
First Edition
Language
English
Subject
Americana, Modern first editions, Fine bindings
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