Drawn to nature : Gilbert White and the artists / Simon Martin ; with essays by Sir David Attenborough and Virginia Woolf.

By: Martin, Simon, 1979- [author.]Contributor(s): Attenborough, David, 1926- [contributor.] | Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 [contributor.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chichester, West Sussex: Pallant House Gallery, 2021Copyright date: ©2021Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cmISBN: 1869827759; 9781869827755Subject(s): White, Gilbert, 1720-1793. Natural history and antiquities of Selborne, in the county of Southampton | Natural history -- Pictorial works | Animals -- Pictorial works | Illustration of books -- Great BritainLOC classification: QH46 | .M37 2021
Contents:
'An invitation to Selbourne' / Gilbert White -- 'The naturalist's summer-evening walk' / Gilbert White -- 'A harvest scene' / Gilbert White -- Observing nature: the illustrators of Gilbert White's Natural history of Selbourne / Simon Martin -- White's Selbourne -- 'Posthumous letter to Gilbert White' / W.H. Auden -- The modern illustrators -- Contemporary responses to Gilbert White / Simon Martin -- 'A vision (for the Reverend Gilbert White)' / Kathryn Bevis -- 'A nightingale for Gilbert White: 5 April 1768' / Jo Bell.
Summary: Since its publication in 1789, Gilbert White's Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne has inspired generations of artists, writers and naturalists. From Thomas Bewick to Eric Ravilious and Clare Leighton, many artists' depictions of animals, birds and wildlife have illustrated White's celebrated book, together providing a microcosm of natural history illustration from the eighteenth century until today. In Drawn to Nature, Simon Martin has gathered joyful and beautiful images of the extraordinary array of wildlife described by White, providing an insight into the continuing appeal and relevance of the Natural History.0This fascinating account takes us from some of the earliest published depictions of birds and animals, to pioneering nature photography, the revival of wood-engraving in the 1920s and 30s, and responses to White's message about the natural world by contemporary illustrators such as Angie Lewin and Emily Sutton. The book also includes an introduction to the life of Gilbert White by Sir David Attenborough, an essay by Virginia Woolf, poems by modern and contemporary poets, and a jacket design by Mark Hearld.00Exhibition: Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK (05.08. - 14.11.2020).
List(s) this item appears in: New to the Library: April 2022
Holdings
Item type Current library Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Lending Books Elisabeth C. Miller Library
Tall Shelves
QK21.W45 M27 2021 (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available 39352800185480
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

'An invitation to Selbourne' / Gilbert White -- 'The naturalist's summer-evening walk' / Gilbert White -- 'A harvest scene' / Gilbert White -- Observing nature: the illustrators of Gilbert White's Natural history of Selbourne / Simon Martin -- White's Selbourne -- 'Posthumous letter to Gilbert White' / W.H. Auden -- The modern illustrators -- Contemporary responses to Gilbert White / Simon Martin -- 'A vision (for the Reverend Gilbert White)' / Kathryn Bevis -- 'A nightingale for Gilbert White: 5 April 1768' / Jo Bell.

Since its publication in 1789, Gilbert White's Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne has inspired generations of artists, writers and naturalists. From Thomas Bewick to Eric Ravilious and Clare Leighton, many artists' depictions of animals, birds and wildlife have illustrated White's celebrated book, together providing a microcosm of natural history illustration from the eighteenth century until today. In Drawn to Nature, Simon Martin has gathered joyful and beautiful images of the extraordinary array of wildlife described by White, providing an insight into the continuing appeal and relevance of the Natural History.0This fascinating account takes us from some of the earliest published depictions of birds and animals, to pioneering nature photography, the revival of wood-engraving in the 1920s and 30s, and responses to White's message about the natural world by contemporary illustrators such as Angie Lewin and Emily Sutton. The book also includes an introduction to the life of Gilbert White by Sir David Attenborough, an essay by Virginia Woolf, poems by modern and contemporary poets, and a jacket design by Mark Hearld.00Exhibition: Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK (05.08. - 14.11.2020).

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