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Urban wilderness : a common sense of nature / [photographs, text and production by Monica Oppen]
Bib ID 6970346
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Oppen, Monica, author, photographer, artist, binder
 
Description [Stanmore, NSW] : Ant Press, 2015 
32 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations, colour photographs ; 26 cm 
Summary

An artist's book about the environment of Sydney, designated as book 3 in the artist's Botanikos Project. Often we think of the "environment" being somewhere out there far away in national parks and nature reserves yet in Sydney there are wonderful pockets of natural environment throughout the inner city. The photographs in this book were all taken within a 12 km radius of the artist's studio in Stanmore, an inner suburb 6 kms west of the city centre. All these photos show the inadequacy of language to express the true complexity and diversity of the environment. The banality of a statement such as "nature is green" or "nature is pretty" matches the repeating floral graphic and at the same time creates a foil to the diversity of "nature" captured in the photos.-Adapted from the afterword and an email by Monica Oppen.

Notes

Limited edition of 5 copies.

Also produced in a print-on-demand commerical paperback version, with printed reproductions replacing the original illustrations and typeset text replacing the handwritten script around the floral graphic.

Binding

Case bound in sand coloured linen cloth. 

Subjects Artists' books -- Australia.  |  Nature conservation -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Pictorial works.  |  Wilderness areas -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Pictorial works.  |  Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Environmental conditions -- Pictorial works.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Ant Press, publisher
Also Titled

Common sense of nature

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