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Earth is my witness: the photography of Art Wolfe.Artist/Author: Wolfe, Art.
The most extensive collection of Art Wolfe photography ever compiled. This lavishly produced work spans the globe, bringing the beauty of the planet’s fast-disappearing landscapes, wildlife, and cultures into stunning focus. Containing unpublished work from throughout Wolfe’s well-documented and widely celebrated career,this book offers a riveting and comprehensive look at the world’s ecosystems and geographical regions. Here, Wolfe presents an encyclopedic selection of his photography along with intimate stories that exemplify his boundless curiosity. From rich sights and smells of the Pushkar Camel Fair to the exact moment when a polar bear and her cubs leave their Arctic den, these images represents what Wolfe has lived for: moments when circumstance, light, and subject miraculously collide to form an iconic image. Together, these photographs and the stories behind them explore the delicate interconnectivity of life across our planet. Setting the stage for this fascinating journey is award-winning author Wade Davis. Together, they present a world that borders on the fantastic but is all the more precious for its fragility.
Art in NatureArtist/Author: Rennie, David.
Winner of the 2013 Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year competition, David Rennie’s love affair with photography only began at the age of 47. In this magnificent book, David has included a selection of strikingly memorable images many of which are taken at the Mandurah Wetlands, south of Perth. Encompassing over 26,000 hectares, these wetlands are home to over 140 species of bird, with many migrating every year from as far away as Russia. The result is a book that will captivate not just bird lovers but all who appreciate the art we find in nature.
Women artists: images of nature.Artist/Author: Hart, Andrea.
Throughout the centuries women have made significant contributions to natural history art, science and education. This stunning collection celebrates the work and lives of women artists spanning the last four centuries and is illustrated with a selection of exquisite artworks from the unrivalled collections held in the Library of the Natural History Museum. The book features specially selected artworks by women from the seventeenth century onwards. The artists share a fascination and enthusiasm for the natural world and together their work combines to cover a broad range of different techniques and subject matters. There are fine butterfly drawings by accomplished natural history illustrator Margaret Fountaine, vivid illustrations of Indian natural, cultural and social history by Olivia Tonge, and detailed bird images by Elizabeth Gould, who married highly regarded ornithologist John Gould and produced over 600 illustrations for her husband’s publications. Featuring celebrated artworks and rarely-seen gems, this book serves up a visual feast of the never ending wonders of the natural world and the significant role that women have played in observing and documenting it.
The Art of Botanical IllustrationArtist/Author: Blunt, Wilfred and William T. Stern.
This major work, first published in 1950, is still considered the classic work on the subject. The book was revised and enlarged by ACC in the year 2000, and published to overwhelming acclaim; this is a redesigned version of that edition. It provides a comprehensive, critical and well-illustrated survey of the portrayal of plants over more than three thousand years. This edition includes 126 colour plates (more than twice as many as the original 1950 edition) and 140 black and white illustrations, thus making available to the general public numerous examples of the work of great botanical illustrators past and present.
Cape AridArtist/Author: Nikulinsky, Philippa and Alex.
Cape Arid National Park is a fascinating and remote area on the far south-eastern coast of Western Australia. Husband-and-wife team Philippa and Alex Nikulinsky travel into isolated outback regions, often staying for months at a time, to paint the Australian bush. Braving howling winds, grit, sleet, 43-degree heat and thousands of flies, the Nikulinskys travel rough sandy tracks to be rewarded by shimmering seas, islands and unique flora and fauna. In this book, they share the privilege of their experiences through finely detailed botanical watercolours, sweeping black-and-white landscapes and an intimate written record of their journeys.
Soul of the Desert (Second Edition)Artist/Author: Nikulinsky, Philippa.
In the tradition of botanical artists Marianne North and Rowan Ellis, this book features the work of nationally acclaimed botanical artist, Philippa Nikulinksy, whose exquisite paintings capture the natural wonder and diversity of the Australian desert. Accompanying the artwork is a comprehensive text by Dr Stephen Hopper, 14th Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
‘The Soul is there in the dust, the red rocks and blue sky, the wind and rain, in the dunes and salt-lakes, in the people, and in the plant and animal life, waiting to be experienced, revealed, revered, by those who would look.’ Stephen D Hopper.
The perfect book for anyone interested in botanical art, natural history or fauna and wildflowers.
Botany for the Artist: An Inspirational Guide to Drawing PlantsArtist/Author: Simblet, Sarah.
An inspirational guide to drawing plants. An intimate understanding of botany will help any artist create vibrant and realistic art. Sarah Simblet’s masterclass provides you with an awareness and appreciation of plants and flowers and shows how to apply that knowledge to your art. Covering every type of plant, from the tiniest mosses and lichens to sumptuous flowers and trees, Sarah shows how to evoke their beauty on your canvas or page. Drawing on the rich history of botanic art and combined with Sarah’s practical drawing classes, over 350 beautiful illustrations and vivid photographs, provide an in-depth look at roots, stems, leaves, flowers and fruits and explain how to create life-like drawings. For anyone wishing to master the art of drawing plants or for all those passionate about plants and how they are portrayed in art.
Life on the Rocks: The Art of SurvivalArtist/Author: Nikulinsky, Philippa and Stephen D Hopper.
OUT OF PRINT. REPRINT UNDER CONSIDERATION. Providing ecological and historical perspectives on the diverse, resilient flora and fauna that inhabit granite outcrops, this beautifully illustrated documentation explores Australia’s diverse wildlife – including the closest relatives to Granitites intangendus, a shrub that thrives in southern Australia’s harsh climate – revealing its origins in ancient rainforests that once covered the region.
The Tree in PhotographsArtist/Author: Reynaud, Francoise.
Visual artists as well as writers have long extolled the presence of the tree. From the origins of photography to the present day, photographers have considered the tree, with its strong graphic form and evocative power, to be a popular subject. Through the works of artists such as Robert Adams, Eugene Atget, Anne Brigman, William Eggleston, P. H. Emerson, Gustave Le Gray, Eliot Porter, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, William Henry Fox Talbot, and Carleton Watkins, this book spans the history of photography from the mid-nineteenth to early-twenty-first century to address the image of the tree in its many connotations – as graphic form, symbolic icon, and role model for the beauty of nature. The selection of eighty-one images carefully culled from the J. Paul Getty Museum’s permanent collection of photographs and reproduced in colour presents the tree in various contexts; the single tree; trees in the urban landscape; uses of trees; tree reflections and shadows; and, details, abstractions, and conceptual views of trees as conceived by contemporary artists.
The Art of Plant EvolutionArtist/Author: Kress, W, John and Shirley Sherwood.
OUT OF PRINT. Art meets science in this book that aims to give readers a sense of some contemporary scientific discoveries that are changing our understanding of plant relationships. 136 botanical paintings from the Shirley Sherwood Collection, by 84 artists, cover 50 orders of plants in 118 families, and a total of 133 species, providing a sweeping overview of the evolution of plants on earth.
The paintings display a sampling of the plant world from fungi to daisies, including algae, mosses, ferns, conifers and flowering plants arranged in the most up to date evolutionary sequence, determined by recent DNA analysis. The text places each artist’s observations as displayed in the paintings, in the context of modern plant classification, providing readers with a new understanding of the complex interrelationships between plant species, and enhancing their appreciation of the botanical artist’s ability to portray the delicate beauty of nature.
Treasures of Botanical ArtArtist/Author: Sherwood, Shirley, Martyn Rix.
Treasures of Botanical Art reveals the history of botanical painting, its beauty and science, with works from two renowned collections and over one hundred significant artists, dating from the late 1400s through to today.
Paintings featured from the Kew collection include works by well-known artists the Bauer brothers, Redoute, Ehret, Fitch, Lilian Snelling and Margaret Mee as well as many lesser known artists.
Contemporary works are featured from the Sherwood collection by a host of international artists.
Over 200 stunning botanical paintings are showcased in this gift book, accompanied with informative text on the origins, history and relevance of botanical art, as well as information on the plants themselves.
Biographies of over 120 artists are provided at the end of the book, revealing the historical and international background of this genre.