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Nesnídal, Dalibor

Sonnets : William Shakespeare.

Žlutice Czech Republic, not before 2002.
Physical Description:
1 book sculpture ; 33 cm high, 22 cm wide, 9 cm deep and 10 volumes ; each 6.5 x 5.3 mm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR2848.A2 N47 2002 Flat A
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Neale Albert, Yale JD 1961, and Margaret Albert
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Related Content:
View catalog record for the Sobota edition of Shakespeare Sonnets
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Title from plaque at the head of the cabinet.
A unique copy.
Restricted fragile material. Use requires permission of the Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts.
A book sculpture, by Dalibor Nesnídal, in the form of a small wooden cabinet of curiosities containing: Shakespeare's sonnets, in 10 volumes; a reproduction of the Chandos portrait of Shakespeare (NPG 1); a magnifying glass, positioned for viewing the portrait of Shakespeare; a music box playing Beethoven's Für Elise (WoO 59); a sculpture of a fish; a seashell; and a smooth white pebble.
The 10 volumes of Shakespeare sonnets were designed, published and bound in leather by Jan and Jarmila Sobota (2002). For a full description, see the link provided herewith.
The music box is operated by a wooden hand-crank that protrudes from the right-hand side of the cabinet.
Subject Terms:
Cabinets of curiosities -- Specimens.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Portraits.
Music boxes.
Magnifying glasses.
Fine bindings.
Miniature books (Printing)
Artist's books.
Sobota, Jan, publisher, printer, binding designer.
Sobota, Jarmila, publisher, printer, binding designer.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Sonnets.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Bagatelles, piano, WoO 59, A minor.
Collection of Margaret and Neale Albert (Yale Center for British Art).

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