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Powell, Hilary

Legend : an A-Z of the Lea Valley.

[Stratford, England] : [Sugarhouse Studios], [2014]
Physical Description:
[42] pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4.P69 L44 2014+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Copyright Status:
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By Hilary Powell.
Cover title.
Issued in a limited edition of 51 copies, 11 of which went to artists and apprentices, leaving a special edition of 40 copies.
"Legend: An A-Z of the Lea Valley is a poetic miscellany of the facts and fiction of a changing landscape. With images made using reclaimed demolition material and marshland vegetation each pop-up page is a moving vision of urban change as pylons collapse, tower blocks grow, and bombs drop. This handheld animation of regeneration is local and universal charting and reimagining industrial decline, mutating place names, flora and fauna and local legends."--Artist's website.
"It was conceived of through long term making and being in the ever changing Lower Lea Valley of East London in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics and developed during an AHRC Fellowship in the creative and performing arts at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL."--Colophon.
"The images for the books are primarily collagraphs produced using a range of scrap materials, local vegetation and a found mangle. It is litho printed and laser cut locally and combines extreme DIY, handmade elements with digital technologies."--Description from Kaleid editions.
Accompanied by a DVD: Pop up pop up: the production line of 'Legend: an A-Z of the Lea Valley'
Birgit Skiöld Memorial Trust Purchase Award winner, London Art Book Fair 2014.
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 15 of 40; signed by the artist. Bound in publisher's original green cloth. Title stamped in gilt on front cover.
Subject Terms:
Alphabet books -- Great Britain.
Powell, Hilary -- Autograph.
Sugarhouse Studios -- Publisher.
Cut-paper works.
Pop-up books.
Alphabet books.
Collagraph prints (Printing)
Powell, Hilary. Pop up pop up.

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