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Cockburn, Julie
[Flower book : white tree rose].
[England] : [Julie Cockburn], [2005]
Physical Description:
1 cut-paper work ; 20 x 26 x 7 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4.C63 F56 2005 Flat A
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Copyright Status:
© Julie Cockburn
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
An altered book created from The Faber book of twentieth-century verse (London : Faber and Faber, 1975). The "rose" is formed by the artist's cutting and manipulating of the leaves of the book, from pages 59 to 186, creating a many-petaled rose, in full bloom, emanating from the left-hand side of the book (when opened to pages 186-187). On page 187 (opposite the rose) is the poem "Now she is like a white tree-rose" by Cecil Day Lewis.
Unique work, initialed and dated by Cockburn in graphite.
Of green leaf, bird, and flower: artists' books and the natural world, p. 105
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Paper work -- Great Britain -- Specimens.
Roses -- Pictorial works.
Women in natural history.
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Cut-paper works.
Altered books.
Day Lewis, C. (Cecil), 1904-1972. Now she is like a white tree-rose.
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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