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Of green leaf, bird, and flower : artists' books and the natural world, edited by Elisabeth R. Fairman

Label
Of green leaf, bird, and flower : artists' books and the natural world
Title
Of green leaf, bird, and flower
Title remainder
artists' books and the natural world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Elisabeth R. Fairman
Contributor
Editor
Host institution
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
704.9/43
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N7650
LC item number
.O4 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fairman, Elisabeth R.
  • Peck, Robert McCracken
  • Yale Center for British Art
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nature in art
  • Natural history illustration
  • Artists' books
  • Art and society
  • Science
Label
Of green leaf, bird, and flower : artists' books and the natural world, edited by Elisabeth R. Fairman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Issued in connection with an exhibition held May 15 to August 10, 2014, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut
Bar code
  • 31223107472483
  • 31223107472491
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Director's foreword / Amy Meyers -- "Of green leaf, bird, and flower" : artists' books and the natural world / Elisabeth R. Fairman -- Natural obsessions : from specimens to books / Robert McCracken Peck -- "Which mimic art hath made" : crafting nature in the Victorian book and album / Molly Duggins -- "A still, small voice" : Sister Margaret Tournour, wood engraver and naturalist / David Burnett -- Field guide to the British countryside. Wildflowers -- Blackberries & brambles -- Fruit & vegetables -- Grasses -- Trees -- Lichen -- Birds -- Butterflies, moths & caterpillars -- Beetles, bees & spiders -- Mammals -- Gardens -- Countryside walks -- Seaside walks -- Ponds & streams -- Close observation
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780300204247
Lccn
2014007108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 905616608
  • (OCoLC)862098390
Label
Of green leaf, bird, and flower : artists' books and the natural world, edited by Elisabeth R. Fairman
Publication
Note
Issued in connection with an exhibition held May 15 to August 10, 2014, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut
Bar code
  • 31223107472483
  • 31223107472491
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Director's foreword / Amy Meyers -- "Of green leaf, bird, and flower" : artists' books and the natural world / Elisabeth R. Fairman -- Natural obsessions : from specimens to books / Robert McCracken Peck -- "Which mimic art hath made" : crafting nature in the Victorian book and album / Molly Duggins -- "A still, small voice" : Sister Margaret Tournour, wood engraver and naturalist / David Burnett -- Field guide to the British countryside. Wildflowers -- Blackberries & brambles -- Fruit & vegetables -- Grasses -- Trees -- Lichen -- Birds -- Butterflies, moths & caterpillars -- Beetles, bees & spiders -- Mammals -- Gardens -- Countryside walks -- Seaside walks -- Ponds & streams -- Close observation
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780300204247
Lccn
2014007108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 905616608
  • (OCoLC)862098390

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