Beige goatskin with onlays of yellow, terracotta, dark brown, and chocolate brown goatskin; inlay of medium blue goatskin. Blind and gold tooling; top edge gilt; hand embroidered headbands; flyleaves and doublures of silk. Full beige goatskin chemise with tooling on volume reproduced in blind, title gold tooled on chemise's spine; drop spine box. This minimalist design depicts the course of the Brazos River from its source in northwestern Texas to its termination in the Gulf of Mexico. The three gold-tooled lines represent the dams built to create Possum Kingdom Lake, Lake Granbury, and Lake Whitney. The four blind-tooled lines symbolize dams that were planned but not built. The onlays depict changes to the land and peoples. The image for the flyleaves and doublures is from the Brazos River Authority Planning Map (February 1954) of dams and reservoirs built as well as those planned but not realized. It is reduced and digitally reproduced on silk. Jury Prize for Design
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