James Reid-Cunningham

Cambridge, Massachusetts 
Reid-Cunningham studied bookbinding with Mark Esser at the North Bennet Street School in Boston. He is the Conservator of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and the President of the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers

Example Binding: 
Andre Malraux. 
Le Musee Imaginaire
Paris: Skira, 1947.

Full purple goatskin binding with gold tooling and gold titling on the spine. Edges left untrimmed, goatskin hinges and silk headbands. Thai marbled paper fly leaves and doublures.

Design Description: 
Full crimson calfskin with calf hinges and Cockerell marbled paper fly leaves and doublures. Sewn on frayed cords with silk double headbands. Graphite top edge, the fore edge untrimmed, and the tail edge deckled. Gold and palladium tooling and titling in gold. Onlays of pink kidskin and green and blue goatskin.


James Reid-Cunningham example binding


James Reid-Cunningham design proposal

James Reid-Cunningham