Not too long ago I heard a story on NPR about the ways in which science fiction has predictive of the future. One of the movies they talked about in the story was Forbidden Planet, a movie I hadn’t actually seen its entirety until recently. The story was the only excuse I needed to watch the movie again, it was also a way to honor Leslie Nielsen who died back in November.
A couple of days after the movie an idea for a new book started to form and after tinkering a bit with some polymer clay, The Book of Altaria was born. The book block consists of eight, three page signatures which are sewn to a leather spine with 4-ply waxed Irish linen. The image in the “view screen” is a picture of Anne Francis who played Altaria i the movie.
The book really isn’t a direct interpretation of anything that was in the movie but just another lamentation on decay and post apocalyptic artifacts.