Full leather binding in burgundy kangaroo skin using the French joint technique. Figures made of onlaid indigo goatskin with acrylic ink and hand-dyed calfskin with a crackle finish. Double headbands of blue and gold leather. Title and author would be blind tooled. Flames are stippled acrylic ink. Marbled end sheets by Catherine Levine. The design represents the story “The Circular Ruins.” A mystic dreams another human into being only to realize the nature of his own being. The brown crackled human form represents the illusion of reality. The blue figure symbolizes the ethereal nature of dreams. The circular corona represents the destruction of the illusion. The book would be housed in a linen covered clamshell case. Jury Prize for Design
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