novembre, 2008

An exhibition of flower illustration in books since the Renaissance

An exhibition of flower illustration in books since the Renaissance

John Martyn, Historia plantarum rariorum
Nuremberg, 1752 [Sp. Coll. e 99]

John Martyn (1699-1768) was a man of varied activities – translator of Joseph Pitton de Tournefort’s Histoire des plantes qui naissent aux environs de Paris, apothecary, co-publisher of The Grub-Street journal, professor of botany at Cambridge, editor and translator of Virgil’s Georgics and Bucolics. He was born in London and in 1721, at the age of only 22, he founded the Botanical Society of London. However he is now best remembered as the author of the first botanical book with plates printed in colour (subsequently retouched by hand). The first edition of this Historia plantarum rariorum appeared between 1728 and 1737, but the same techniques of colour printing were used for the German edition displayed here. Most of the plates were made from drawings by Jacob van Huysum (1686-1740), youngest of a family of flower painters from Amsterdam, but a few were engraved after designs by William Houston (c.1695-1733), a Scottish ship’s surgeon, botanist and collector of plants from Central America and the West Indies.

GERANIUM AFRICANUM

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Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky

Silver Lake Operations #2, Lake Lefroy, Western Australia, 2007

Silver Lake Operations #1, Lake Lefroy, Western Australia, 2007

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Albert Flynn DeSilver - »One Wave Walking to Four Phases of the Moon – 3″ Pt Reyes, California -1995

Albert Flynn DeSilver

« One Wave Walking » is a document of four different sand drawings created by walking in response to the tide line at the ocean’s edge.

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Jordi Colomer – du 21 octobre 2008 au 04 janvier 2009 – Jeu de paume – Paris

Jordi Colomer

du 21 octobre 2008 au 04 janvier 2009 – Jeu de paume – Paris

Dans nombre de ses installations vidéo où l’architecture et la ville contemporaine apparaissent comme une toile de fond fictive, Jordi Colomer s’interroge sur la façon dont l’urbanisme influence le comportement humain et explore ainsi l’omniprésence et les inconvénients du modernisme dans le paysage urbain.

Attentif aux aspects sociologiques, psychologiques et philosophiques, mais aussi aux dérapages, aux incongruités ou aux évidences trop oubliées du quotidien, Jordi Colomer nous parle avec beaucoup de lucidité critique des petits riens de la vie, de ses grandes interrogations sur la différence et le malaise qu’elle suscite ou des rapports entre l’architecture et la ville.

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Samuel François

Samuel François

« Triangle »  (installation)

« Pattern » – Installation

Exposition collective / Galerie Neurotitan (Berlin)

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PLANTING THE HIGH LINE!

http://blog.thehighline.org/
High Line grasses and perennials arrived onsite at 6am this morning. Friends of the High Line Deputy Director of Horticulture Melissa Fisher is working on the installation of the plants along with the High Line construction and landscape team including: SiteWorks, Kelco Landscaping, Inc., The Plant Group, planting designer Piet Oudolf, and landscape architects Field Operations.

clomid, synthroid, zithromax, accutane, celebrex

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Tree Mountain—A Living Time Capsule—11,000 Trees, 11,000 People, 400 Years – by Agnes Denes

Eleven thousand trees were planted in a complex mathematical pattern by eleven thousand people from around the world, to be maintained for 400 years.  One of the largest environmental reclamation sites in the world, Tree Mountain, created from refuse material from a gravel pit, was declared a national monument to serve future generations with a meaningful legacy. Dedicated in 1996 by the President of Finland, dignitaries, and participants from around the world.

(420x270x38 meters). (aerial view, showing mathematical pattern) Ylöjärvi, Finland 1992-1996.

(summer view 2001) (420x270x38 meters), Ylöjärvi, Finland 1992-1996.

420x270x38 meters). (aerial view, showing mathematical pattern) Ylöjärvi, Finland 1992-1996.

(winter view, 2003) (420x270x38 meters), Ylöjärvi, Finland 1992-1996.

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« Tree », cut leaves by Rory Macbeth.

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Yasmine Surovec – Weapons and Pinecones

Yasmine Surovec

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Kurt Tong – People’s Park

Kurt Tong

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