A Natural History of Believability : the believability of natural history

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2012
Ray, Michelle (Book artist)

"Natural History explores our fascination with facsimiles and the relationship between signs and the things they signify. Illustrated with a vanitas-style rabbit image as a recurring motif, this book's brief essay looks at how things such as taxidermy and ornithological prints shape our relationship to the natural world. The viewer experiences a discord between representation and the real and is confronted with the question of which is more appealing"--Artist's website, viewed June 11, 2013.

"Images and text created with photopolymer plates, printed in a split edition on machine made paper and handmade cotton/abaca paper. Edition of 50 (1?31 are printed on handmade paper; 32?50 on machine made)"--Artist's website, viewed June 11, 2013.

Case bound in paper-covered boards with embossed and printed images.

Title

A Natural History of Believability : the believability of natural history

Publisher

Ray, Michelle (Book artist)

Date

2012

Description

"Natural History explores our fascination with facsimiles and the relationship between signs and the things they signify. Illustrated with a vanitas-style rabbit image as a recurring motif, this book's brief essay looks at how things such as taxidermy and ornithological prints shape our relationship to the natural world. The viewer experiences a discord between representation and the real and is confronted with the question of which is more appealing"--Artist's website, viewed June 11, 2013.

"Images and text created with photopolymer plates, printed in a split edition on machine made paper and handmade cotton/abaca paper. Edition of 50 (1?31 are printed on handmade paper; 32?50 on machine made)"--Artist's website, viewed June 11, 2013.

Case bound in paper-covered boards with embossed and printed images.

Rights

Courtesy of the artist

Source

Vanderbilt University Special Collections, Southern Civilization Collection

Files

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Citation

Ray, Michelle (Book artist), “A Natural History of Believability : the believability of natural history,” Gallery, accessed December 7, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1259.