• Title: Walk About
  • Reference Code: IE/NIVAL AB/839
  • Level of Description: Item
  • Extent And Medium: 10 cm x 8 cm
  • Creators:
  • Repository: NIVAL

Scope and Content

A handmade double accordion book with pamphlet stitch with photographs. This book was made from two long strips of paper that were folded into two accordions and pamphlet stitched together along the valley folds, The accordions were pasted onto bookcloth covered boards.

The idea for this book came about from photographs taken during a walk around Dublin starting at Seapoint continuing along the quays of the River Liffey and back to the seaside. The images begin with small seascapes which increase in size towards the centre of the book and reduce down to small images returning to the seaside. This creates a sense of a journey as of walking up and down a staircase, When the book is closed it looks plain but once opened it creates a three dimensional sculptural form.