The Scottish Book

Alison Jane Harley

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The concept for the 'Scottish Book' was developed by Harley in response to an industry showcase highlighting past and present achievements in Scottish textiles. An emphasis was placed on the nexus between traditional craft skills and the development of technical textiles both of which are key research areas within the School. The publication also acknowledges wider aspects of Scotland's international reputation, both present and historically, in the design and manufacture of textiles.
The design of the book uniquely addressed the above by reflecting on the craft/technical duality through careful consideration of tactile as well as visual elements while the international aspect was positioned through commissioning of the Singapore-based international design agency, WORK. Produced as a limited edition of 1000 copies, the book was exhibited in the Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo, as part of retrospective of WORK publications – ‘The Extremities of the Printed Matter’ 3–25 December, 2012. The Scottish Book is cited in the exhibition catalogue, (ISBN978-4-88752-370-8), with an introduction by Japanese artist, graphic designer, illustrator, and video artist Keiichi Tanaami.
Open talks and panel discussion supported the exhibition.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUK
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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