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Breakey, Kate
Flowers / Birds (two works in one volume, bound accordion-style)
Eastland Books, 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. Square 8vo (160 x 155 mm). Altogether 24 color reproductions of hand-colored photographs, bound accordion style by Cloverleaf studios, of which 12 flowers appear on one side, and 12 birds on the other. Similarly, the binding features two colors of cloth: olive on the recto (flowers) and ochre on the verso (birds), both foil stamped in blue. As new. SIGNED copy of this an arresting series of photographs which, in the artist's words, "tenderly record the beautiful bodies now in transition towards decomposition and disintegration." "Flowers / Birds" is only Breakey's second book, and is here offered in mint condition. From the publisher: ¶ "Two separate series -- Birds on one side and Flowers on the other -- are featured in this beautifully produced accordion-fold artist's book. For several years now, Breakey has been memorializing the small creatures that live and die in our proximity in large format photographs that are vibrantly hand-colored. She has used the same technique with flowers, producing extraordinary results." ¶ Breakey (b. Australia 1957) is best known for her preternatural photographs of landscapes and natural history specimens which must be seen to be fully appreciated. She is the recipient of numerous awards, and has been the subject of more than 75 solo exhibitions, most notably: Small Deaths, Creatures of Light and Darkness, Slow Light, Painted Light, and Out of Darkness. She currently resides in Tucson. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books (nec-plus-ultra) [Lockhart, Texas, US]
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