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Collect Raindrops: The Seasons Gathered Hardcover – 1 Apr 2007

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.; 01 edition (1 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810993309
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810993303
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 1.6 x 33.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,747,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Nikki McClure is a self-taught artist who has been making paper-cuts since 1996. Nikki McClure's work still embodies the independent fire that fuelled the passion and creativity of the early nineties. She regularly produces her own posters, books, stationery and calendars, as well as original designs for record sleeves.


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I've been a fan of Nikki McClure's work for a few years now. I've bought one of her poster sets from Buy Olympia before (seemingly the only source of her work online, until this book) and a small handmade book about chickens. Her imagery is so bold yet delicate, and her sparse use of words - 'commune', 'voice', 'pause' - is so powerful. Each of her pieces is like a visual poem; a haiku, condensed, that stays with you.

I was agonising over what present to get for a very dear friend - it had to be perfect - when I discovered that Nikki McClure had finally released a book! I had assumed it would only be available in the US, but to my delight Amazon.co.uk had it, and at a very reasonable price too. I bought it for her right away.

I just returned from holiday to find the book waiting for me. As the title of this review says, it took my breath away. Readers, this book is GORGEOUS. Picking it up for the first time, it felt like it was worth 5 or 10 times what I paid for it. It's huge, first of all, like a rare atlas you weren't allowed to touch when you were a child. The cloth spine with silver lettering is beautiful, as is the glossy cover. There is an introduction by Nikki inside, after a stark black page - perfect for a note written in silver pen. The images in the book are huge, bright, bold, high-quality, just stunning. Everything about this book is so overwhelmingly lovely. If I could give it 10 stars, I would!

If you're reading this and haven't clicked 'add to shopping basket' yet, go and do it now! Buy one for you and for a friend. You won't regret it.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9515339c) out of 5 stars 6 reviews
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HASH(0x94de4948) out of 5 stars beautiful artwork! 24 Sept. 2009
By C. Allen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I had seen some posters of this artist's work but hesitated to buy one because I couldn't decide which I liked best and they were a little expensive - and then I found this book in a coffeeshop and fell in love. Her intricate paper-cuts look almost like woodblock prints - they are bold and often simple. Her use of line is wonderful. I love her work!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9917be34) out of 5 stars Beautiful Book 2 Jan. 2012
By Debra Swanson - Published on Amazon.com
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Gorgeous! A beautiful tribute to life, family, children, and nature. The artist is very talented. Her sense of composition, design, and humanity resonate.
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HASH(0x94a2533c) out of 5 stars Absolutely Beautiful! 13 July 2012
By Jeff - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a beautiful collection of McClure's work. My whole family loves it. We revisit the book every new season to read her transcendent visions of nature's progress .

The artwork is heartfelt, touching. It gives the viewer a quiet comfort. Looking through these pages makes you feel at home in this big world.

Great as a gift, coffee table adornment and addition to any art collection.
HASH(0x94f42a8c) out of 5 stars Five Stars 20 July 2015
By P. L. Stearns - Published on Amazon.com
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Beautiful book! If you love woodcut-type art (it's really paper cuts), this book is for you!
HASH(0x94a257d4) out of 5 stars beautifully done book 2 Mar. 2015
By Cara Downey - Published on Amazon.com
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wonderful book! quick delivery!
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