|Dimensions||25 × 21.5 × 1.7 cm|
$40.00 Soft cover, $60.00 Hard cover, $36.00 Soft – member discount, $54.00 Hard – member discount
$36.00 – $60.00
Science and Art come together in this lavishly-illustrated (over 200 high- quality pictures), 240 pp book which explores the natural history art to be found in The Royal Society of Tasmania’s Rare Book Collection. The brief of the numerous scientific authors was to view these amazing early volumes and their exquisite illustrations and to consider how important they were to the understanding of their particular group of organisms in early times, and what influence they have had on the science today. The art authors were asked to bring to life the incredible men and women who produced the extraordinary art work that you will find reproduced in this volume. So often their talent and identity is overlooked, yet without them, we would have nothing but verbal description that conveys nothing of the real wonder of the organisms.
The Library at the End of the World: Natural Science and its Illustrators will be published in late October 2014. The 1000 hardcover copies will be numbered and signed by the editors.