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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.

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ISBN:
9781408829387
Author:
Peacock, Molly
Publisher:
Bloomsbury UK
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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Biography » Artists, Architects, and Photographers
Biography » Historical
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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