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Patty Bruce
Boston, Massachusetts

Patty Bruce works in her private studio in Boston and currently studies with Monique Lallier at the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride, Colorado. In the past she has also trained with Jan Sobota. In 2011 she received a diploma from the Czech Republic with a designation as “Master Sculptural/Object Binder.”

Proposal

Using a three-cover-board structural binding, the volume will be covered in white goatskin leather with red leather doublures. Cover design will be a contemporary cross of wood made of veneers and leather onlays. At the intersection of the vertical and horizontal elements of the cross, a faux ruby-like stone will be embedded in a metal bezel. Headbands will be hand sewn in colors complementing those used for the cover and the leather onlays. Title on spine.

Example

Carlo Collodi. The Adventures of Pinocchio: The Story of a Puppet. Illustrated by Iassen Ghiuselev. Vancouver: Simply Read Books, 2002.

A sculptural binding covered in painted leather, with sewn headbands and decorated top edge, the structure is a three-cover-board structural binding based on the work of Jan Sobota.