Intuitive Alphabet Collector's Set

by Michele Oka Doner


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The Intuitive Alphabet Collector's Set includes the Collector's Edition of Intuitive Alphabet and a custom-designed, protective bookstand. The wooden and acrylic bookstand is constructed at a 10-degree angle with a wooden back, clear acrylic sides and front, and a wooden ledge that supports the book. The bookstand’s innovative design showcases many of the book’s special features, such as the front cover, with its hand-lettered title on handmade paper with a deckled edge, and the raw, Smyth Sewn binding. The bookstand is crafted by a local Miami artisan. 


“Although Oka Doner’s practice is about the physical power and material potential of objects, she’s fascinated with something wholly abstract and intangible: language. Or, perhaps more precisely, how we communicate with each other and the world around us.”—Observer

“Best known for her public installations…Michele Oka Doner is also a prolific and inventive maker of sculpture, jewelry, furniture, functional objects and handmade books. Her work celebrates organic forms, particularly seashore life, but also seeds, trees, the body and other natural growths.”—New York Times

“Sublime.”—New York Daily News

“Among the most versatile artists working today…The source of Oka Doner’s governing passion emanates from the spiritual nature that forms around us.”—Art Daily

“Oka Doner’s studio is essentially one giant, fantastical and tastefully decorated wunderkammer…But her collections are much more than elegant clutter. They serve as the spark for her work.”—Wall Street Journal

“A delicate sensitivity and surprising force of expression.”—Vogue Italia

“Oka Doner tells us a story of how our minds make meaning…And that is the delightful point of it all: to make us aware, at each turn of the page, of the remarkable plasticity of our imaginations, that reading and seeing are not passive experiences; they are ways we, quite literally, make the world.”—The Miami Rail

“Luminous and absorbing…Oka Doner reminds us of the interconnectedness of all things—that everything is alive.”—Susan Brind Morrow, Guggenheim Fellow and author of The Names of Things

“Immersing herself in the natural world… Michele Oka Doner creates evocative spaces and places.”—Metropolis

“Her studio is itself a work of art.”—Washington Independent

“[Intuitive Alphabet] is spectacular. It will make a tremendous addition to our collection of artist’s books and I predict it will be a very popular item in our classrooms and reading room.” —Tom Hyry, Houghton Library of the Harvard College Library

“A deep understanding of light is at the core of Oka Doner’s work.”—Modern Magazine

“I can’t think of another artist who is so remarkably versatile but always hews to her singular aesthetic.”—David Gill of David Gill Gallery

“The book’s un-spectacularity makes it so spectacular. It is soul food that will be sitting on my night stand next to Rainer Maria Rilke’s Die Gedichte.”—Juergen Fischer, cultural critic

The bookstand is sold together with the Collector’s Edition of Michele Oka Doner’s Intuitive Alphabet.

Michele Oka Doner is an internationally renowned artist whose production encompasses sculpture, prints, drawings, furniture, jewelry, public art, functional objects, video, costume and set design, and artist’s books. She is well known for such permanent art installations as Flight at Reagan International Airport and A Walk on the Beach at Miami International Airport. Oka Doner’s work is found in many collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Victoria & Albert Museum.


Plywood Bookstand with Domestic Maple Veneer

and Acrylic Front and Sides

Includes Intuitive Alphabet Collector's Edition

Publication Date: November 15, 2017

Handmade Paper Cover, Smyth Sewn Binding

134 Pages, Vellum and Uncoasted Recycled Paper 

56 Color Photographs

Original Drawing Signed by the Artist

10.75 x 16.25 in.


Proceeds benefit