Author: Harold Strak
Publisher: Van Zoetendaal
Language: English
Pages: 52
Size: 34 x 24 cm
Weight: 549 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9789072532114
Price: €45.00
Product Description

The Pencil of Nature by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) appeared in six installments between 1844 and 1846, a publication that is generally regarded as the first book to be illustrated with original photographic prints and intended for a broad readership. The title and the photographic process developed by Talbot have the requisite relevance to the work of Harold Strak, who was born 159 years later. This might seem far-fetched, but in Harold Strak’s work the present and the past are closely linked.

Taking a closer look at the intricate black-and-white pictures found in Strak's 'Arthropoda', the viewer might be surprised to realize that they are in fact looking at dead organisms, from moths to flies to other unrecognizable creatures.

Only 750 copies available, signed and numbered.