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Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower
Artists' Books and the Natural World

Elisabeth Fairman

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 artistsí 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 artistsí books, including those of Eileen Hogan, Mandy Bonnell, and Tracey Bush, broaden the vision of the natural world to incorporate its interaction with consumer cultur...


2014   248 pp.  250 color + b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300204247  $70.00 sc

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Banned
A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology
 



Flora Illustrata
Great Works from the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden
 



The Search for Takrur
Archaeological Excavations and Reconnaissance along the Middle Senegal Valley
 



Constructing Private Governance
The Rise and Evolution of Forest, Coffee, and Fisheries Certification
 



A Girl's Childhood
Psychological Development, Social Change, and The Yale Child Study Center
 



Life After Faith
The Case for Secular Humanism
 



Life's Blueprint
The Science and Art of Embryo Creation
 



Mountains and Plains
The Ecology of Wyoming Landscapes, Second Edition
 



A Question of Balance
Weighing the Options on Global Warming Policies
 



Speed Limits
Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left
 



Works in Progress
Plans and Realities on Soviet Farms, 1930-1963
 



Global Crisis
War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century
 



Journey of the Universe
 



The App Generation
How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World
 



The Bet
Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth's Future
 



The Danube
A Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest
 



The Nostalgia Factory
Memory, Time and Ageing
 



"A Rich Spot of Earth"
Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello
 



The Snail Darter and the Dam
How Pork-Barrel Politics Endangered a Little Fish and Killed a River
 



Welcome to Subirdia
Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife
 

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