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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 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 cultur...


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

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Durham Cathedral
History, Fabric, and Culture
 



Machine Age Modernism
Prints from the Daniel Cowin Collection
 



Rediscovering Architecture
Paestum in Eighteenth-Century Architectural Experience and Theory
 



The Marble Index
Roubiliac and Sculptural Portraiture in Eighteenth-Century Britain
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Frank Browne
A Life through the Lens
 



George Frederick Bodley and the Later Gothic Revival in Britain and America
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Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire, and Peterborough
 



Owning the Past
Why the English Collected Antique Sculpture, 1640–1840
 



James Northcote, History Painting, and the Fables
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Gothic Wonder
Art, Artifice, and the Decorated Style, 1290–1350
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Anarchy & Beauty
William Morris and His Legacy, 1860–1960
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Cultures Crossed
John Frederick Lewis and the Art of Orientalism
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Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and the World of Elizabethan Art
Painting and Patronage at the Court of Elizabeth I
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Sculpture Victorious
Art in an Age of Invention, 1837–1901
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John Singer Sargent
Figures and Landscapes 1908–1913: The Complete Paintings, Volume VIII
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Reynolds
Portraiture in Action
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Wasteland
A History
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Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro
Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland
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The Duchess's Shells
Natural History Collecting in the Age of Cook’s Voyages
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Richard Wilson and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting
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