The Art of the New Naturalists: A Complete History

by MARREN, Peter, Robert GILLMOR, Clifford ELLIS and Rosemary ELLIS
The Art of the New Naturalists: A Complete History
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The Art of the New Naturalists: A Complete History

by MARREN, Peter, Robert GILLMOR, Clifford ELLIS and Rosemary ELLIS

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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.

ISBN: 9780007284719

Publisher: Harper Collins

Year of Publication: 2009

Page Count: 288

Weight: 3.5 lb

Series: New Naturalists