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Cornelia Parker : verso

Cornelia Parker RA

RA Collection: Book

Record number




1st edition


Madrid; London; Gilly: Ivorypress, 2016

Physical Description

178 p. : ill. ; 15 cm.

Series Title


General Note

Includes text by Colm Toíbín

Summary Note

This diminutive artist’s book was specially commissioned by Ivorypress as part of an ongoing series. ‘Verso’ is a previously unpublished work by British sculptor and installation artist Cornelia Parker. Taking button samplers as her starting point, Parker uncovers the patterns left by the buttons and holes on the reverse side of these mundane pieces, using string and thread to create drawings and paths while attempting to reveal the motivations they might hide, or even what they could say about those who made them. A short but evocative text by Colm Tóibín offers some perspective on the work. -- www.ideabooks.nl, accessed 7th September 2018.

Name as Subject


Artists' books


Colm Tóibín, contributor
Ivorypress, publisher