- Tapa blanda: 416 páginas
- Editor: Bloomsbury USA; Edición: Reprint (11 de agosto de 2016)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1608196976
- ISBN-13: 978-1608196975
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- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº507.593 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
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The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72 (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 11 ago 2016
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[A] graceful meditation on botany, nature, life and age...Delaney's story abounds with energy as Peacock brings her alive. Like her glorious multilayered collages, Delany is so vivid a character she almost jumps from the page."-New York Times Book Review (New York Times Book Review)
A beautifully designed, eye-catching book...[The Paper Garden] is a celebration of second chances and the possibility -so attractive to those of a certain age - of an unexpected blossoming late in life.... (Washington Post)
This book layers Delany's life and work over Peacock's. It is organized by flower - forget-me-not, thistle, poppy, etc., each a metaphor for a different phase in Delany's life...the book itself is a complicated, delicate and beautiful collage. (Los Angeles Times)
Possessed of a discerning eye, Peacock...lavishes attention on Mary's life, both social and artistic, drenching us in vivid, sensory language as if we were adrift in champagne. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Physically beautiful and emotionally transporting... To call The Paper Garden a biography is to sell it short...a sumptuous bounty of gorgeous words, striking mosaics and a spirit of joy. (Chicago Tribune)
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In 1772, upon the death of her second husband, Mary Delany arose from her grief, picked up a pair of scissors, and, at the age of seventy-two, created a new art form: mixed-media collage. Over the next decade, Mrs. Delany produced an astonishing 985 botanically correct, breathtaking cut-paper flowers, now housed in the British Museum and referred to as the Flora Delanica. As she tracks the extraordinary life of Delany-friend of George Frideric Handel and Jonathan Swift-internationally acclaimed poet Molly Peacock weaves in delicate parallels in her own life and, in doing so, creates a profound and beautiful examination of the nature of creativity and art. This gorgeously designed book, featuring thirty-five full-color illustrations, is to be devoured as voraciously as one of the court dinners it describes.Ver Descripción del producto
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Look at the world! Peacock says, "Observation of one thing leads to unobserved revelation of another." And she says it again: "Direct examination leads to indirect epiphany."
With the language and grace of the poet she is, Peacock articulates the importance of practicing an art to "process the material of a life" - and by that she means "love and death and every insect bite in between...". In the book, Molly Peacock invites us to sort through our creative impulses and find the center of such work for ourselves. A great invitation.