Seashells

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Harry N. Abrams, Jun 1, 2007 - Nature - 143 pages
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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. The book balances the exotic with the familiar, from tropical corals and rare fossils to everyday clamshells and barnacles. In her introduction and captions, marine geologist and paleontologist Sandy 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.

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
12
Section 3
19
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Josie Iselin is a photographer and installation artist. She holds a Bachelors degree from Harvard in Visual and Environmental Studies. Although her training is in traditional photography, she now uses a flatbed scanner and a computer, exclusively, to produce images. 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. She is the creator of Beach Stones, Leaves and Pods, and Seashells, all published by Abrams.

Sandy Carlson is a paleontologist at the University of California, Davis. She lives in San Francisco.

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