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Seashells Hardcover – 1 Jun 2007

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 143 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.; 01 edition (1 Jun. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780810993273
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810993273
  • ASIN: 0810993279
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 1.9 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 433,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Synopsis

Artist Josie Iselin celebrates the diversity and beauty of nature with her exquisite portraits of seashells. Like her extremely popular "Beach Stones" and "Leaves & Pods", "Seashells" is not a field guide but an artful and informative portrayal of a beloved part of our natural world. While it draws upon unparallelled shell collections, "Seashells" balances the exotic with the familiar, from tropical corals and rare fossils to everyday clamshells and barnacles. As in her previous books, Iselin arranges these precious natural objects into striking images, which she produces on a flatbed scanner. In her introduction and captions, marine geologist and paleontologist, Sandra J. Carlson introduces the reader to seashells in all their variety, explaining why they look as they do. Both an art book and a contemplation of nature, "Seashells" combines aesthetic delight in natural things with scientific fact and philosophical wonder.

About the Author

Josie Iselin is a photographer and installation artist. She holds a Bachelor's degree from in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard and a Master of Fine Arts from San Francisco State University. Although her training is in traditional photography, she now produces images exclusively with a flatbed scanner and a computer. Her work has been exhibited at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Intersection for the Arts, SF Camerawork, and art galleries in and around San Francisco, where she lives. Sandra J. Carlson is a Professor in the Geology Department of the University of California in Davis. She is a paleontologist specialising in marine invertebrates. She lives in San Francisco.


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