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Description - Bookworm: The Art of Rosamond Purcell by Rosamond Purcell

Books are man-made artifacts designed to convey information. When they are inevitably invaded by forces of nature and decay, they become suggestive of an alternative literary universe. Noted photographer and collage artist Rosamond Purcell has been exploring this universe for the past thirty years, and in this extraordinarily beautiful collection, the first retrospective of her work, her images teach us to read in a new way. Here are two conjoined volumes transformed by a nesting mouse into a heap of disrupted plot and straw; a 19th century French economics text re-interpreted by foraging termites, and many other oddities from a fertile imagination. Bookworm's 125 color reproductions are imaginative evidence of those processes that render literal meaning irrelevant.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781593720230
ISBN-10: 1593720238
Format: Hardback
(226mm x 190mm x 20mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: The Quantuck Lane Press
Publisher: The Quantuck Lane Press
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Rosamond Purcell

Rosamond Purcell is the author of Bookworm and Owls Head. She lives in Medford, Massachusetts.

Books By Rosamond Purcell

Egg and Nest by Rosamond Purcell
Hardback, October 2008
Owls Head: on the Nature of Lost Things by Rosamond Purcell
Paperback, November 2007