Friday, 16 December 2011

Covered: The Yellow Wallpaper

The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
is an amazing collection
a writer who accomplished great things for Utopian feminism.
The cover itself is what really caught my eye,
I first saw a copy of this book at the DLI in Durham,
at the Pattern exhibition,
a collection of work relating to pattern
by various amazing artists. 
There was also a collection of reading material 
relating to pattern or the artists - or in most cases both.
The cover plays upon this piece of wallpaper in the book's namesake story, 
in which a woman is thought to need rest to 
be cured of her mental problems, this doesn't really work 
of course but she is deeply interested in the wallpaper 
on the walls of her room which she is given whilst on this 'holiday'. 
To her it is alive.
it certainly looks that way form the cover.