Ilene Books & Studio ~ Utah
(Thomasina Taylor)

 

   
Ilene Books: “Work strives to honor and support traditional values of family, religion, and freedom, by concentrating on history, preservation, and inspiration.”
   
Artists’ books by Thomasina Taylor  
   
An Essay on Ancient Peruvian Textiles
Includes black & white diagrams and a full color illustration
By Thomasina Taylor
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Ilene Books, 2013. Edition of 67.

2 x 2.25; 14 pages. Miniature. Letterpress printed with photopolymer plates and Sandragraphs on Rives lightweight paper. Accordion Bound with removable spine. Numbered.

Thomasina Taylor: "This project is a continuation of my exploration of ancient civilizations. An explanation of textiles and their construction is provided on the front of the accordion. The back is an illustrated example of a typical Peruvian design in three colors. Book 2 of a four part series."
$35

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A Guidebook to Ancient Nabatean Ruins at Petra
With illustrations & description
By Thomasina Taylor
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Ilene Books, 2012. Edition of 61.

2 x 2.25"; 32 pages. Miniature. Letterpress printed with photopolymer plates on Rives lightweight paper. Bound in orange Canson softcover wrappers. Numbered.

Thomasina Taylor: "This project comes from my time spent on an archaeological excavation outside of Petra, Jordan. Known for its monumental rock cut structures, Petra is one of the most impressive sights in the Near East. A basic history of Petra, as well as descriptions of eight locations, is included. Images were printed to have a worn, daguerreotype feel. Book 3 of a four part series."
$35

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A Pocket Guide to the Haab Calendar Glyphs
Includes pictural examples of glyphs
With names in Yucatec Maya and English
By Thomasina Taylor
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Ilene Books, 2012. Edition of 61.

2 x 2.25"; 32 pages. Miniature. Letterpress printed with photopolymer plates on Rives lightweight paper. Bound in grey or tan Canson softcover wrappers. Signed and numbered.

Thomasina Taylor: "This project comes from my time spent studying archaeology. I specifically focused on Preclassic Maya, of which writing was a marker of transition and civilization. This project seeks to illustrate one aspect of writing in a clean and simplistic way to be artistic and informative. Book 1 of a four part series."

Colophon: "The Haab calendar cycle is composed of 18 mesomonths of 20 days and the 5 day Wayeb interval at the end, for a 365 day cycle. The Maya New Year started with 1 Pop, followed by 2 Pop, etc. The names of the months are in Yucatec Maya."
$35

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