Lambertville, New Jersey
Kamph grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and graduated from Mt. Holyoke College with a degree in English Literature. She worked in New York City as a writer, editor and publisher. While interviewing Deborah Evetts, Kamph became interested in the art of bookbinding. She established Stonehouse Bindery in 1973 at her farm in Lambertville, New Jersey.
The design is based on sixteenth-century sketches for a missing Bronzino fresco. The intertwined bodies will be beige oasis goatskin onlays on a blue goatskin background. The sample binding includes the technique of applying gold tooling without a pattern to approximate a spontaneous play of light on the forms. Gold-tooled spine titling.
Isak Dinesen. Babette's Feast. Covelo, California: The Yolla Bolly Press, 1998.
Full wine-red oasis goatskin with still-life "painting" of fruit and wine onlay. Gold-tooled highlights and titling.