Over the Easter and ANZAC Day public holiday period our shop will be open as follows:
Friday 19th April: CLOSED
Saturday 20th April: 9am-12.30pm
Sunday 21st April: CLOSED
Monday 22nd April: CLOSED
Tuesday 23rd April: 10am-4.30pm
Wednesday 24th April: 10am-4.30pm
Thursday 25th April: CLOSED
Shop hours resume as normal.
Artists' books and the natural world
Fairman, Elisabeth R.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. Quarto, publisher's boards, colour and black and white illustrations.
Highlighting an enduring interest in natural history from the 16th century to the present, this gorgeous book explores depictions of the natural world, from centuries-old manuscripts to contemporary artists' books. It examines the scientific pursuits in the 18th and 19th centuries that resulted in the collecting and cataloguing of the natural world. It also investigates the aesthetically oriented activities of self-taught naturalists in the 19th century, who gathered flowers, ferns, seaweed, feathers, and other naturalia into albums. Examples of 20th- and 21st-century artists' books, including those of Eileen Hogan, Mandy Bonnell, and Tracey Bush, broaden the vision of the natural world to incorporate its interaction with consumer culture and with modern technologies. Featuring dazzling illustrations, the book itself is designed to evoke a fieldwork notebook, and features a collection pocket and ribbon markers.