9781608195237-1608195236-The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72

The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72

ISBN-13: 9781608195237
ISBN-10: 1608195236
Edition: 1st
Author: Peacock, Molly
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover 397 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781608195237
ISBN-10: 1608195236
Edition: 1st
Author: Peacock, Molly
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover 397 pages

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Acknowledged authors Peacock, Molly wrote The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72 comprising 397 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1608195236 and 9781608195237. Since then The Paper Garden: An Artist Begins Her Life's Work at 72 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.89 or rent at the marketplace.

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Mary Delany was seventy-two years old when she noticed a petal drop from a geranium. In a flash of inspiration, she picked up her scissors and cut out a paper replica of the petal, inventing the art of collage. It was the summer of 1772, in England. During the next ten years she completed nearly a thousand cut-paper botanicals (which she called mosaicks) so accurate that botanists still refer to them. Poet-biographer Molly Peacock uses close-ups of these brilliant collages in The Paper Garden to track the extraordinary life of Delany, friend of Swift, Handel, Hogarth, and even Queen Charlotte and King George III.How did this remarkable role model for late blooming manage it? After a disastrous teenage marriage to a drunken sixty-one-year-old squire, she took control of her own life, pursuing creative projects, spurning suitors, and gaining friends. At forty-three, she married Jonathan Swift's friend Dr. Patrick Delany, and lived in Ireland in a true expression of

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