Donald Glaister — Angelique and the Pearl Necklace: A homage to sail


() Angelique and the Pearl Necklace: A homage to sail. Artist’s book by Donald Glaister. [Vashon Island, Washington. 2007.] 40p. 15.25” x 9.25”. Studies of the materiality of wooden boats and the spirit of sailing were made of cotton fabric, wood veneer, cork, brass, polyester film, linen thread and acrylic. Type is Scala Sans, printed letterpress with photopolymer plates on Zerkall Frankfurt by Jessica Spring at Springtide Press. Quarter leather binding of Nigerian goatskin, wood veneer and grey cloth over boards. Grey cloth dropback box lined with black felt, white paper title label on spine. 50 copies for sale in a total edition of 60 copies. Signed by Donald Glaister. Fine.

“Hand made wooden sailboats are a wonder of custom craftsmanship, exotic materials and a balance of wild adventure and the need to survive it all. … This book is an homage to the material and spiritual grace of these boats and to sailing. … Angelique and the Pearl Necklace combines a two part poem with studies of the materiality of sail boats, the spirit of sailing and the rhythm of the sea. Most of the book’s pages are of painted stiffened fabric on which dimensional constructions are mounted. “ – Glaister in Prospectus.

An artist’s book of abstract constructions and poetry that celebrates the essence, wonder and beauty of the fine sailing craft.

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