Ellen Korth - Utilite
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- Self published, 2011
- Softcover and booklet in cardboard presentation box
- 150 x 200 x 5 mm, 250 fold-outs, 250 pages
- numerous b& w and colour illustrations
- dutch/english in extra booklet
- photography and interviews – ellen korth
- text – margreet van ’t wel
- design –SYB –
Ellen Korth has visited more than 40 women and also men, who devotedly crochet, knit, bobbin lace and spin at home like there is no tomorrow. The book itself is a unique top performance of the bookbinding craftsmanship. On the outsides of an altar fold each chapter shows a little work piece, which has been manufactured in lovingly handcrafted work. When one opens the pages, one encounters an attached double page with a full-size, beautifully photographed b&w image, which shows the hands at work on this previously shown piece. The unfolded altar fold shows images from the domestic environment and the people that are behind the respective manual works, surrounded by cloths, threads, weaving looms, with knitting utensils and needles. On the outer pages of the bound sheets, one finds handwritten letters of those, who manufactured the caps, covers and suchlike.