N.p: n.p., n.d. [but dated 1982 by hand]. 3 works in 3 volumes, 8vo (6.75 x 5.5 inches; 172 x 139 mm). Each volume with a frontispiece and 20 original ink and gouache drawings on small glazed-paper sheets, mounted on glazed-paper, each volume signed and dated "Sidelinger 82" on the final mount lower right. The volumes hand-bound in ivory, grey and black cloth, upper covers with gold metal brads representing the sun, moon and stars. Some modest soiling to bindings, generally very fine. Item #405185
SUPERB UNIQUE ARTISTS BOOKS BY STEPHEN SIDELINGER. Sidelinger here creates a series of three unique codex-form books of illuminated images, many of which are heightened with gold. According to his artist's statement: "Stephen Sidelinger has used his distinctive Visual Language for the last 25 years to investigate topics that range from common icons, to the complexities of the human condition. An internationally recognized book artist, Sidelinger’s pieces stand as individual decorative panels, as well as, increase in their beauty when placed in series and/or groupings. His media ranges from multiple gouache techniques on paper, to encaustic and embroidery. As a devout follower of William Morris, Stephen Sidelinger makes his images to grace people’s environments, to bring an intrigue of design and the enigmatic questions of fine art to their daily lives." Sidelinger is also the author of 'Color Manual,' a study of color theory and the use of color in art (Prentice Hall, 1985).