Exploring the history behind the longest-running and arguably the most influential natural history series in the world, this investigation delves into the art archives of the New Naturalist books. With more than 100 volumes published over 60 years, this examination explains how the installments have risen to a level of collectability. Prints of awe-inspiring artwork are featured throughout, offering a unique insight into the methods of former artist Robert Gillmor, whose approach to each subject has revealed his distinctive style and craft. Findings from the Clifford and Rosemary Ellis archive are also discussed, providing considerable information on how the older covers were developed, approved or rejected, and proofed. Presenting a fascinating perspective of how these eminent designs came to be, this is an essential reference for those intrigued by the frantic workings behind a seemingly serene collection.
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Peter Marren is a trained ecologist who has worked as a woodland scientist, conservation officer, and author-editor with the Natural Conservancy Council. His work has been featured in British Wildlife and The Independent and he has illustrated for British Birds magazine and the New Naturalist series. He is the cofounder, secretary, and chairman of the Society of Wildlife Artists.Review:
'My nature book of the year [...]. Since they first appeared in 1945, the New Naturalists have grown into the most famous and collectable series of nature books ever.' Stephen Moss, Guardian 'A fascinating and detailed account of this small triumph of post-war book production., Country Life
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Book Description Harper Collins, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. A fascinating insight into the creation of these highly lauded cover designs. The stunning, specially commissioned cover illustrations are one of the great joys of the New Naturalist series, lending it a distinctive style which has inspired nature enthusiasts for many decades. The Collins New Naturalist series is the longest-running and arguably the most influential natural history series in the world with over 100 volumes published in over 60 years. Throughout the years, the highly characteristic dust jacket illustrations have become iconic, lifting the books to a level of collectibility and increasing the level of admiration for an already well-established and respected series. With early cover illustrations prepared by Clifford and Rosemary Ellis, later and more recent covers have been designed by Robert Gillmor. Featuring prints of the awe-inspiring artwork of the New Naturalists, the book will offer a unique insight into Gillmor's approach to each subject matter and the intricate and creative way through which he has brought his own distinctive style and craft of printmaking to the New Naturalist series. Marren explores the findings from the Ellis archive, which has thrown up considerable information on how the old covers were developed, approved, in some cases rejected, and then proofed. The Art of the New Naturalists offers a fascinating insight into how the creation of these eminent cover designs has developed and progressed and will be essential reading for everyone interested in the frantic workings behind the seemingly serene collection of artwork that is one of Britain's iconic book series. Bookseller Inventory # 13080
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007284713
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007284713
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007284713