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The History of the Devil [Design Binding].

Minneapolis, MN: Univocal Publishing, 2014. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Flusser's History of the Devil takes us through a wild ride of what the Devil is, how humanity is influenced, governed, and seeks to make sense of the world, and uses the seven deadly sins (in six chapters: Lust, Wrath, Gluttony, Envy & Greed, Pride, and Sloth and the sadness of the heart) as the lenses of exploration. For Flusser, the Devil is the Promethean qualities that push forth history and progress, and exploring the symphony of civilization, "all the progress of humanity against the limits imposed on us by the divine, and our daily struggles for the Promethean fire of freedom, is nothing but the majestic work of the Devil." I wanted to make a tactile binding to pay homage to the structure of good and evil explored, and how Flusser structures his arguments, with a multi-faceted, six sided tool comprising six pillars on the binding, representing each of the chapters of the deadly sins. The endpapers and edge decorations touch on the chaos that humanity has caused in search of meaning. I'll end here with he first sentences I read of this book that I just happened to pick up and flip to, which drew me into Flusser's world: "In order to devour nature, it is necessary to cut it up into slices. Not even gluttony can devour the whole of nature in one gulp." Fine in Fine Archival Box. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Full black leather binding, endpages with Diane Bond handmade paste paper, fore-edge and tail decorated with graphite, head decorated with graphite and 22K moon gold; leather headbands with silk wrapping, boards covered in black Harmatan goatskin leather, infilled turnins, in blind tooling with a multi-faceted hexagon tool cut by the binder, gilted tooling in moon gold; archival cloth clamshell box, printed spine label, ultrasuede lining [detailed treatment description laid in]. 8vo. 218pp. Signed binding. Item #10275

Price: $2,500.00