Cornelius Quabeck – Hood

Book coverCornelius Quabeck – Hood
Book coverCornelius Quabeck – Hood
Book coverCornelius Quabeck – Hood
Book coverCornelius Quabeck – Hood

Hood, by the German painter Cornelius Quabeck, is an unusual book. This is principally because of the highly singular and idiosyncratic way in which it is finished, with each of the six sections packed in its own wrapper of thinner paper which is glued into the spine. The effect is that each section constitutes a separate exhibition. The wrappers are perforated at the fore-edge and are shorter in height than the rest of the book.

The panel were seized with curiosity at picking up this book. Had anyone ever seen anything like it? Are we supposed to slit the wrappers open with a knife? Or do we carefully unstick one end of each one at the spine? We decided on the latter course of action and in this way allowed ourselves to be surprised by the artist’s work.

Edition: 2007
Language: English
Final editor: Cornelius Quabeck
Publisher / commissioner: Veenman Publishers, Rotterdam
Designer: Cobbenhagen & Hendriksen
Lithographer: Veenman Drukkers, Rotterdam
Printer: Veenman Drukkers, Rotterdam
Binder: Handboekbinderij Geertsen, Nijmegen
Dimensions: 239 x 320 x 10
Amount of pages: 96 + 24 p.
Number of copies: 1,500
Price: € 29.95
ISBN: 978 90 8690 058 9
Font and foundry: Zine Sans Display, Helvetica
Binding style: selfcover, finished with black glue
Material: 170gsm Munken Lynx, 90gsm Gustav Wasa, white