Fresh Cut Christmas. A Well-Trimmed Survey of Holiday Plants. Shawn Sheehy.

Fresh Cut Christmas. A Well-Trimmed Survey of Holiday Plants.

[Chicago, IL]: Paperboy Press, 2017. Artist's book, one of 50 copies, all on commercial cover stock, each copy signed and numbered in pencil by the artist, Shawn Sheehy. Page size: 4-1/2 x 6-3/8 inches; 28pp; with Table of Contents, two-page essay on the use of botanicals to decorate for the winter solstice, plus 12 pop-up pages featuring those plants associated with the Christmas holidays around the worldl, each with their name and brief description printed in dark green in either the lower or upper page corner, some on verso, some on recto. Bound: by the artist: drab boards with green cover stock spine, paper pointsettia on front panel. Text digitally set in Italian Electric and printed letterpress from polymer plates by Eileen Madden at ChilPress. Witty and charming, for example: "Old use: pork garnish. New use: Xmas potted plant. Rosemary moves up!" The paper engineering exhibited by Shawn Sheehy's books never fails to astonish and delight. This is Volume 3 of the Plant Lore of the 21st Century Series (preceded by A Pop-Up Field Guide to North American Wildflowers with A Language of Flowers for the 21st Century and A Pop-Up Culinary Herbal. Item #11281

Price: $1,750.00

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