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Doors of Perception - Aldous Huxley

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This is a rebinding of a first edition of Huxley’s seminal account of taking the psychoactive drug, mescalin, one sunny summer’s afternoon in Los Angeles. He recounts his impressions of a red hot poker plant in his garden while under the influence. I chose this moment to represent the technicolour explosion that came with the introduction of LSD to a monochrome post-war world. This was a pivotal cultural point in the 20th Century with hippies, psychedelia and the Swinging Sixties close behind.

Pricing

£700 — £2000

Keywords

Bookbinding, design binding, books, bookbinder, paper, leather, gold

Disciplines

Books, Book binding, Design, Leather working, Paper, Printing, Leather working, Traditional

Materials

Leather, Mixed Media, Organic Material, Paper, Precious metal
Doors of Perception - Aldous Huxley
Photographer: Kate Holland
Full printed alum tawed calf with sunken onlays of neon orange leather, gold tooling. Sewn on 3 tapes, laced on boards, leather jointed endpapers.
Doors of Perception - Aldous Huxley
Photographer: Kate Holland
Doublures of hand dyed grey fair calf with neon orange leather sunken onlays and gold tooling. Endpapers printed image of red hot poker with neon highlights. Edges gilt with neon orange spattering. Hand sewn endbands.
Doors of Perception - Aldous Huxley
Photographer: Kate Holland
Detail shot showing gilt edges with neon spattering and hand sewn silk endbands.

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