Yale Center for British Art
Cockburn, Julie


Physical Description:
1 altered book ; 39 x 47 x 8 cm, in box 55 x 72 x 11 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Driek and Michael Zirinsky in honor of Amy Meyers, Yale PhD, American Studies, 1985; Janice Neri (1970-2016), who worked with Meyers (as a predoctoral research assistant) at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens; and Neri's family
Copyright Status:
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Three-Dimensional Artifacts
An altered book, created from an unidentified monograph on butterflies. Julie Cockburn has cut out the illustrations from the published work, partially folded them lengthwise to give the pieces a three-dimensional structure, and then glued the butterflies into place so that they seem to hover over the pages of the original book (that is fixed in an open position).
Exhibition History:
Photographs | Contemporary Art: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions (Yale Center for British Art, 2019-06-20 - 2019-09-08)

Subject Terms:
Butterflies -- Pictorial works. | Paper work -- Great Britain -- Specimens. | Altered books -- Specimens. | Women in natural history.
Artists' books -- Great Britain. | Cut-paper works. | Altered books.