About this piece:
These libris Miniaturias cover specimens are each 1.5″ high, attached with insect pins to a linen backing inside a glass-fronted wooden frame. They are made with alum-tawed goatskin over wooden boards; the top cover has brass bosses, and features a blind stamp of a Greecian style woman playing a harp; the bottom is furnished with tiny clasps made by the artist in the duckhead style. The name libris Miniaturias, which has been engraved on a brass plate mounted to the frame, is from a series of works by the artist exploring the life cycle of miniature books.
This work can be hung on a wall, displayed flat on a table, or at an angle in a cradle. It is not from an edition per se, but is one of an ongoing series of works on a theme.
Alum-tawed goatskin, brass, linen, wood, insect pins
Christina Amato lives in New York City, where she works as a book conservator at the New York Academy of Medicine. She received her bookbinding training at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, Massachusetts, where she first became interested in miniature books. She writes, illustrates, and binds her books in small editions, and lectures and teaches on the subject. Her book Swells and Spines, was a recepient of the 2012 Distinguished Book award from the Miniature Book Society.