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Helen Douglas: A Venetian Brocade (with text by Marina Warner)

Helen Douglas: A Venetian Brocade (with text by Marina Warner)
Library Shelf Location ABC-DOUG
Publication Date 2010
Description

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Helen Douglas, Marina Warner. A Venetian Brocade, Weproductions, 2010. 180pp, 128x180mm. A visual narrative (166pp) in full colour offset by Helen Douglas with a contributing story by Marina Warner. Printed on 130gsm Hello Extra Matt, Case bound in Ratchfords Inspiration with foil blocking. Edition 1000. Price £25. ISBN 978-0-9550987-1-0.

From Tommaso Mocenigo's tomb - its great curtain drawn back - the city of Venice unfolds in the hands of Douglas' rich visual narrative, delighting in textural contrast and intricate layerings. As oneiric zone that Venice embodies, stone, brick, water, inside and out, near, far, night, day, east, west, past in present are juxtaposed and woven as one continuous brocade. Within each landscape-format spread an inner page is floated and embellished at its edge. Borders of brick dissolve as sky, images shift, merge and overlay, water laps and floods, whilst reflective glimmerings morph into mosaic and golden threads. As masterful threading within this Venetian Brocade - at its fore, Marina Warner contributes a dexterous story of unique, wondrous wide-eyed looking from East to West.

ISBN 9780955098710
Quantity 1
Pages 166p
Author Marina Warner
Format Hardback
Publisher Weproductions
Related Artist Helen Douglas
Categories Artists' Books, BALTIC Archive Artists' Book Collection (by appointment)

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