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by Rosamond Purcell
Rosamond Purcell is a wonderful eccentric artist whose book is rich and dense with details of the detritus of things cast off and decaying as found in the acres of the junkyard known as Owl's Head.
A derelict antiques and scrap metal business in Owls Head, Maine, is the. Rosamond Purcell is a wonderful eccentric artist whose book is rich and dense with details of the detritus of things cast off and decaying as found in the acres of the junkyard known as Owl's Head. She has a passion and the prose to describe what we ordinarily turn away from. The book is a nice companion to the film about her work, An Art That Nature Makes.
Owls Head: On the Nature of Lost Things. But just as often she abandons a theme just as she gets beneath the surface or moves on to another sample before fully examining the specimen before us. Rosamond Purcell is known for her collaborations with Stephen Jay Gould, often in conjunction with natural history museums, including Illuminations, Finders Keepers and Strange Cases. The official photographer of the Mutter Collection, her work has been exhibited at major museums nationwide, and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The National Academy of Science, and The Victoria and Albert in London, among many others.
Rosamond Purcell is the author of Bookworm and Owls Head. She lives in Medford, Massachusetts.
A derelict antiques and scrap metal business in Owls Head, Maine, is the setting of this multi-layered word-portrait of its owner, William Buckminster, proprietor of an extraordinary collection of discarded and decaying items, g remnants of previous lives. Rosamond Purcell is the author of Bookworm and Owls Head.
Buckminster sold many of his items to Purcell, who took them home and photographed them in large-format Polaroid's.
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Special Cases: Natural Anomalies and Historical Monsters. ISBN 9780811815680 (978-0-8118-1568-0) Hardcover, Chronicle Books, 1997. Find signed collectible books: 'Special Cases: Natural Anomalies and Historical Monsters'. Coauthors & Alternates.
The first thing Rosamond Purcell photographed at Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology . An Art That Nature Makes: The Work Of Rosamond Purcell.
An Art That Nature Makes: The Work Of Rosamond Purcell. Rosamond Purcell added an event. 26 September 2016 ·. SUN, 2 OCT 2016. Lost Museums: a Symposium on the Ephemerality & Afterlives of Museums & Collections MAY 6 – 8, 2015 BROWN UNIVERSITY & THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN PROVIDENCE, RI Held in conjunction with the year-long exhibition project on Brown’s lost Jenks Museum, the symposium addresses the history of museu.
Rosamond Purcell is a photographer best known for her hauntingly beautiful work in the back rooms of natural history museums. She is the author of Special Cases: Natural Anomalies and Historical Monsters, collaborative works with Stephen Jay Gould, and, most recently, Dice: Deception, Fate, and Rotten Luck (Quantuck Lane 2002) with Ricky Jay, who refers to her as the "doyenne of decaying objects. From Publishers Weekly
Her work has garnered international acclaim and she has released numerous books, including Book Nest, A Glorious Enterprise: The Museum of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, and Owls Head: On the Nature of Lost Things, which covers Purcell’s 20-year photographic excavation of a Maine junk yard. She has also collaborated with historian Stephen Jay Gould, magician Ricky Jay, and Shakespeare scholar Michael Witmore.
Rosamond Wolff Purcell (born 1942) is an American photographer. Purcell is known for her photographic works that explore subjects in natural history, science and biology. She was the subject of the 2016 documentary film An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell by Molly Bernstein. Her work is included in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. A matter of time (1975). Illuminations: A Bestiary (1986). Special Cases: Natural Anomalies and Historical Monsters (1998).