Description is exactly "Pierced vellum binding, designs tooled and cut into the vellum to reveal brightly colored boards, title and tooling in gold and metallic foils. Design utilizes the repetition of a few limited geometric elements. The letters of the title, parallel tooled lines, and circles punched into the vellum create a dynamic composition with asymmetrical boards uniting in a symmetrical whole. Each letter will be tooled half in gold and half in magenta, the tooled lines and colored shapes creating a vibrant effect offset against the smooth white vellum. The challenge of executing a design binding on <em>De imitatione Christi</em> lies in creating a modern design with a traditional sensibility, a spiritual binding in which the decoration balances beauty with severity."