Haein Song


Whole
Light / Folds
Pain Memory
Marking Colour
A Brief History of...

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The Fragments of Parmenides
The Botanical City
Ornamental Digressions
Hungry Bibliophiles
Interstices & Intersections
Perpetua and Felicity
In Principio
La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation
Dickinson's Selected Poems
Bram de Does
Russian Modernism
Beckett's Trilogy
The Songlines
Linear A to Linear Z
A Bend in the River
Mr. Palomar
Journey Round My Room
The Myth of Sisyphus
Romeo and Juliet
The Periodic Table
The Trial
Gogol's Collected Stories
Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Just So Stories
Le Grand Meaulnes
Whistler
Don't Look Now

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Three Plays of the Absurd
Nine Books of the Absurd

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The Botanical City by Hélèna Dove & Harry Adès

Bound in 2021

Hoxton Mini Press 2020
75 colour botanical illustrations by various artists (originally for Flora Londinensis)
295 x 194 x 21 mm

Full leather binding in yellow goatskin with 62 back-pared onlays in 26 colours. Leather joints and doublures in yellow goatskin. The endpaper sections, located at the beginning and end, are made up of 8 different coloured pages that are hand printed using linoleum blocks on a FAG Swiss Proof 40 (letterpress proofing press) at the London Centre for Book Arts. Hand sewn yellow silk endbands with highlights in assorted colours.

The book combines the highly-detailed illustrations from William Curtis’ 18th Century book ‘Flora Londinensis’ with up-to-date information about the flora, its herbal traditions and long-forgotten ancient wisdom and folklore. The design comes from an abstract composition featuring the silhouetted forms of 43 plants selected from the book.

The binding is housed in a solander box with the title debossed in yellow on the spine and front cover. The walls of the box are covered in 6 different colours to reflect the colours used in the design.

Private Collection, USA