Virginia Woolf's The Waves Manuscript Apostrophe Endpaper Tray
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Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) was a British novelist, short-story writer, and literary critic who spent her creative life pushing the boundaries of literature. One of the most important figures of English literary modernism, Woolf set out to crystallize reality, to capture moments of being, and to expose the innermost thoughts of her characters in the barest way.
The back of cover of the notebook Woolf assembled by hand to record her notes for The Waves is a piece of repurposed paper from her publishing house, Hogarth Press. The design was originally created by William Nicholson for Robert Grave's book The Feathered Bed. Reproducing the back of the writer’s handmade notebook in exquisite detail, this decoupage tray from John Derian's studio is a lovely way to commemorate Woolf’s influential body of work.
John Derian Company was established in 1989. Their line of decoupage is made by hand in New York City’s East Village.
NYPL's exhibition Virginia Woolf: A Modern Mind provided an intimate view of the author’s life and creative process through her personal notebooks and diaries, family photographs, and unpublished letters. The exhibition was drawn entirely from the holdings of the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature at The New York Public Library, which houses one of the most important collections of her writings in the world.
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Handmade in NYC
Product: Collaged paper under handblown glass
Dim: Approx. 6.5" x 4.5"
Item Number: 4.5X6.5APO