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Turning the Pages - David Dye's notebooks

Two notebooks from the Archive's extensive collection of David Dye material have been digitised and are available to view online as interactive virtual books.

Green 'The Edmond Shorthand Notebook'

Dye used this 400 page notebook to sketch out ideas for works and exhibitions, as well as record observations about the world around him and even draft letters. Some sensitive information has been deliberately blurred out.

Dye wrote in this notebook from whatever angle was most convenient to him at the time. Use the rotate tool in Turning the Pages to change the viewing angle of the book.

Begin 'Turning the pages' of David Dye's green 'The Edmond Shorthand Notebook'

Small black 'Alwych' notebook

This pocket sized notebook contains notes and sketches by David Dye. It includes a small number of rough preparatory sketches, similar in style to photographs of Dye’s early sculpture found elsewhere in the David Dye Archive (collection reference: 2016.1).

The notebook also contains lists of works made between July and October 1966.

The first twenty-two pages of the notebook contain handwritten French grammar and vocabulary, possibly indicating attendance at adult education classes.

Also includes personal reminders and notes. Some sensitive information has been deliberately blurred out. Approximately one third of the notebook is unused, and has been omitted.

Catalogue reference no: 2016.1/A/1; Leeds Museums & Galleries (Henry Moore Institute Archive) Bequest of the artist, 2015.

Begin 'Turning the pages' of David Dye's black 'Alwych' notebook