Maloof Beyond 90 - An American Woodworker

A limited edition handmade book with original photographic prints




Book Production Notes


11X17 Inches


Publication Date:
  August 2008    

Maloof beyond 90 - An American Woodworker is in celebration of Sam and his illustrious carrier as America's most celebrated woodworker.

The book will contain 36 pages of original custom color photographs taken by Gene Sasse. The book is 11X17 inches in size with vellum pages separating each photo spread. The photo spreads will have one or two color photographs printed by the photographer.

The vellum pages will have a black and white photo printed on the vellum with the text written by people who know, have collected or have worked with Sam.

Jimmy Carter - 39th President of the United States

Jonathan Leo Fairbanks - Fellow ACC (Hon.) - The Katharine Lane Weems Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture, - Emeritus Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

  Daniel Foster - Executive Director Riverside Art Museum    
  Allise, Optima Roman & Optima Oblique    

Color Photos are printed on Premier Fine Art Paper 205gsm. This is 100% cotton rag with an acid and lignin free base. No optical brighteners and a acid free coating for true longevity and archivability.

Velum pages are Neenah Clearfold 48lb Translucent Printing Paper

  The Photographs are printed on Canon iPF5100 & iPF5000 printers using Canon's LUCIA Pigment Ink Set for archival print quality.    



When we hold this fine object of passion and skill, feel its heft, smell its leather binding and feel its rich texture, all the reasons why it is so precious return immediately to mind. 

Among connoisseurs who really appreciate quality and workmanship, there are few things more sensual and engrossing than a finely crafted book. Strong, yet supple bindings, custom endpapers, hand-worked leather, even the fragrance; so many tangible sensibilities of artisanship define the physical, intimate characteristics of each singular volume. There is such a clear difference between a mass produced and a finely crafted book, one that is often lost in today’s world of disposable literature and digital downloads.

  500 Books with 50 Artisits proofs    
    All books will be signed and numbered by Sam Maloof & Gene Sasse    
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