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Pas de Deux

Item date(s): March 2022

Tatjana Bergelt
Maria Appelberg  - (designed by)
Tume Vuorenmaa  - (printed by)
Vladimar Nabokov  - (text by)

Pages: unpaged
Size: Box = 295 x 372mm
Binding: See notes.
Language: English; Russian
Inscription: Signed by the artist
Edition: #7/22

Place publication: Helsinki, Finland
Publisher: Kone Foundation

Additional notes:
Innovative design with a right and left spine but common back cover, folded towards the middle, the former stitch bound and the latter Japanese stab bound. The title flows across both closed covers. The box is contained in a blue box which is larger than the book which fits on top of the space beneath, making it more substantial.

Each side of the book ends with a seven-page map, being a leporello, before the colophon, in English and Russian, on the final page.

A research based visual exploration of Vladimir Nabokov's parallel passions and moves as a writer and a lepidopterist, referring to his ground breaking evolutionary theory.

Photo collage, ink-jet, blind embossing and hot foil embossing.

Papers: Tengujo 9gm, Mitsunata 21gm, Kozo Inbe 42gm, Kozo Murakumo 70gm.

See also: To be published in “The CODEX papers XI” as a dialogue with Stephen Blackwell,

who teaches Russian literature at the University of Tennessee. Printed out with illustrations.

Ref: GB/30532

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