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Pheromone (Hardcover, Pomegrante)
Pheromone, The Insect Artwork of Christopher Marley, (Pomegranate 2008).
Best Books of the Year, Times UK 2008.
Signed by the author.
This book presents the compositions of Christopher Marley: assemblages of real insect bodies that display brilliant color and otherworldly form. The colors are entirely natural, and to render the reproductions as accurately as possible some have been reproduced with fifth-color metallic inks and highlighted with spot varnish. Accompanying the broad sample of Marley’s work is a series of essays by the artist: “Design of Insects,” “Insects in Design,” “History,” “Color,” “The Coleoptera Mosaics: An Exercise in Color,” “Repetition,” “Structure,” “Texture,” “Variations,” “Botanicals,” “Size,” and “Environmental Effects.”
256 pages, with more than 170 color photographs and indexes of artworks and specimens, both by common and scientific names. Smyth-sewn casebound book with jacket.