The Beauty of the Fold

From Sternberg Press / On the Table

The Beauty of the Fold

A Conversation with Joan Sallas

Edited by Charlotte Birnbaum

Distributed for Sternberg Press




Joan Sallas, a virtuoso of the fold, has meticulously researched and mastered the history and techniques of the art of the fold. With the banquet table as setting, his expertise and philosophy pour forth in the form of splendid, folded linen.

In this precious book, Sallas shares his folding wisdom, which Charlotte Birnbaum contextualizes in two essays on the history of napkin folding. The texts are accompanied by an illustrated catalogue of folding techniques.


$22.00 T ISBN: 9781934105986 88 pp. | 4.25 in x 7 in 66 b&w illus.

Not for sale in Europe or the UK.


Charlotte Birnbaum