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Douglas, Helen, 1952–

Leda and the swan / [Helen Douglas].

[Yarrow] : [Weproductions], [2011]
Physical Description:
1 folded sheet ([52] p.) : all col. ill. ; 18 x 216 cm, folded to 18 x 4 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4.D68 A66 2011 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Copyright Status:
© The Artist
"Printed on Chinese Paper, ultra chrome inks. Card end covers. Edition of 30."--Weproductions website.
Of green leaf, bird, and flower: artists' books and the natural world, p. 211
BAC: British Art Center copy housed with the artist's Apollo & Daphne.
"These two myths [Apollo & Daphne, and Leda and the Swan] sited/sighted in the Border country are conceived as a pair. Both concertinas are fan like, fleeting and, as light as a feather. The chase of Apollo & Daphne appears fleetingly in dappled dark and wooded light to be quickly dispersed within the deep turbulent rush of a Scottish burn with its Alder green leaves and grasping red roots, until all is gone in the flowing stream of the concertina. In contrast the meeting of Leda and the Swan is glimpsed within the light leafy clearing of a Scottish loch, the concertina itself opening as wings to reveal this central opening."--Weproductions website.
Subject Terms:
Art and mythology.
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Douglas, Helen, 1952- Apollo & Daphne.
Swans in art.
Women in natural history.
Artists' books.
Accordion fold format (Binding).
Botanical illustrations.
Weproductions, publisher.
IIIF Manifest:

"Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower" : Artists' Books and the Natural World (Yale Center for British Art, May 15, 2014-August 10, 2014) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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