Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Scottie Wilson highly ornate and systematic work maybe of help to those of you tacking darwin, the layers within the drawing and within the images themselves give some impression of ages or epochs passing. His images were later used for Royal Worcester pottery.
Landy's project Welcome to My World is the documentation of late fathers final years of life. Images range from body parts to objects; for those of you interested in the existential issues raised by the work of Descartes this work may help you deal with this issue what constitutes human life.
Peter Doig and Alex Katz both have worked with the representation of night. For those of you who have chosen the Dickens Night Walks their paintings are a good source of information about colour and how it is altered by artificial and low light levels.
Persephone books specialise in the reprinting of forgotten mid century non-fiction and fiction work from mostly women writers. They source period fabrics to become the endpapers, all of their publications covers are flat grey giving the end papers more weight.
Darwin originals was a series of films produced on the anniversary of his birth and the production of On The Origin of Species in connection with Channel 4. More are viewable here. The one about relates to the path Darwin used to walk while thinking.
Many of you have read and are considering working with the Darwin book from the series. If you are near a visit to the Marianne North Gallery at Kew is well worth it, she was a self taught botanical artist with close links to Darwin. She travelled the world alone recording botanical subject at the end of the 19th century.
Some of my favourite folio issues lately, I think that although these covers are embossed they give you a great idea of how a cover can operate differently from the spreads. From the top down they run Geoff Grandfield, the Balbusso twins, A. Richard Allen and Bill Bragg.