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From the city into trees / drawings and design by Monica Oppen
Bib ID 6972932
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Oppen, Monica, artist
 
Description Sydney : Ant Press, 2015 
14 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 23 cm 
Series

Botanikos project ; book no. 7

Summary

This book, and the related title Night-walker (2015), had their origins in a hand drawn book produced at art school in 1989. Several years later, the images were scanned and printed with the intention of making a new editioned work with text (the original had no text other than the title, From the City into Trees). Because of a miscommunication between the paper seller and the printer, the sheets were printed with the paper grain running in the wrong direction, though they were eventually salvaged to become Dark Forest (2009). When leftover paper stock from another project (Slicing the page: the story of Champion Books, 2010) became available, a second printing of the images was undertaken, and a proof copy was bound, but this version of the project (produced in collaboration with Peter Lyssiotis) collapsed in 2011. In 2015 the artist took up the sheets again, and added text extracts from her recent reading, splitting them into two books. The darkness of the texts matches the images.-Based on information from the artist.

Notes

"The passage extract 'Abondonned [typo, should read Abandoned] places...' is from the Wild Places by Robert Macfarlane, Penguin Books, 2007, page 282-3; The passage extract '1975' is from chapter 11 'False Economy' in 'What has nature ever done for us? : how money really does grow on trees' by Tony Juniper, Profile Books, 2013, page 267-8"--Colophon.

Limited edition of 18 copies.

Library's SR copy is unnumbered.

Subjects Nature -- Effect of human beings on.  |  Climatic changes -- Effect of human beings on.  |  Sustainability -- Philosophy.  |  Artists' books -- Australia.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Macfarlane, Robert, 1976- Wild places  |  Juniper, Tony What has nature ever done for us? : how money really does grow on trees  |  Ant Press

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