Richard Tuttle, Truman Capote

In Cold Blood

Random House


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One-of-a-kind rebinding of a first edition, first printing of Capote's In Cold Blood.

  • Truman Capote (American).
  • Rebinding by artist Richard Tuttle (American, b. 1951) in 2012.
  • In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences.
  • New York: Random House, 1965.
  • Bound in black goat leather over sculpted boards with sliding viewing doors on front and rear covers with photographs of Perry Smith and Richard “Dick” Hickock, with the title on the spine in black lettering on a red background.

Tuttle creates one-of-a-kind works of art that merge the written word with fine leather, paper, paint, wood and veneer. These original book bindings have been featured in a PBS documentary on the Chicago Art beat. Tuttle describes his work as follows: “I make literary artifacts. They are designed to pull books down off the shelf and display them in the salon, gallery or home [...] I seek to find a perspective that shouts out a piece of the essence of the literary work. I try to put myself in the author's or character's mind to say something about the time it was written in; the attitude that is explored and expressed; the magic that makes it a work of art.”

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Occasional wear to pages and binding.

Height: 8.5 inches / 21.59 cm
Width: 6 inches / 15.24 cm
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