Object lessons : the visualisation of nineteenth-century life sciences / George Loudon ; with photography by Rosamund Purcell ; Lynne Cooke in conversation with George Loudon ; essay by Robert McCracken Peck.

Title: 
Object lessons : the visualisation of nineteenth-century life sciences / George Loudon ; with photography by Rosamund Purcell ; Lynne Cooke in conversation with George Loudon ; essay by Robert McCracken Peck.
Author/Artist: 
Loudon, George, collector.
Description: 
255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Other Authors: 
Purcell, Rosamond Wolff, photographer.
Cooke, Lynne, interviewer.
Peck, Robert McCracken, 1952- author.
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
145988
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Location: 
Stacks
Call Number: 
N72.B5L68 2015z
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
Offering a unique perspective on the intersection of art and science, the historic curiosities in this collection reveal their creators' remarkable capacity for artistic expression. Assembling nearly 200 pieces from the collection of George Loudon, the volume encompasses a vast assortment of objects relating to nineteenth-century life sciences. Originally designed to capture the complex structures of nature, they range from books and illustrations to botanical specimens and anatomical models. Having lost most of their original pedagogical function over time, the objects are now open for contemporary reappraisal; acquiring new values that can inspire, seduce and even disorientate today's viewer. Alongside new photography by Rosamond Purcell, explanatory texts on the objects by Loudon, an essay by Robert McCracken Peck, and a conversation between Loudon and Lynne Cooke together offer insight into the objects' original context and potential for new perspectives.
Gift; Mr. George Loudon; 2015
Telescope: p. 117 ; cupping set: p. 129 ; Blaschka models: p. 58-59, 181, 186, 227.
Contents: 
Introduction / George Loudon --
A closer look : selected images from the collection --
Object lessons / Lynne Cooke in conversation with George Loudon --
Looking again / Robert McCracken Peck --
The collection / George Loudon --
Acknowledgements.
ISBN: 
9781909932104
1909932108