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A Venetian Brocade

Author: Helen Douglas; Marina Warner
Publisher: Yarrow : Weproductions, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Artists' books
Cloth case bindings
Illustrated books
artists' books (books)
Livres d'artistes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Douglas; Marina Warner
ISBN: 0955098718 9780955098710
OCLC Number: 679932637
Description: [180] pages : illustrations ; 13 x 18 cm
Responsibility: by Helen Douglas ; with a story by Marina Warner.

Abstract:

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.

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