The Story of the Colourful Ribbons: Theory and Practice by Geza Perneczky. Cologne, Self published, 1987. Artists’ book, 15 x 42.5 cm, 30 pp. Unknown (small) edition. Tan stiff paper wrappers, staplebound, with white, yellow and red ribbons incorporated into the bindings. Hand made by the artist with his personal blindstamp and signature on the front page, rubber stamped address of Perneczky at the back cover.
The publication documents the bookmaking project ‘The Story of the Colourful Ribbons’ which consisted of a series of 24 conceptual book objects made from wood, cardboard and ribbons, created from 1987 to 1994. Instead of text various ribbons are threaded through the book in different rhytmic patterns and structures, thus spinning a kind of story. The ribbons display slight colourfading, generally a very good copy.