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On the edge of the world

Author: Kate Atkin; British Council.; John Hope Gateway Gallery.
Publisher: London : British Council, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Artists exhibiting: Kate Atkin, boredomresearch, Christine Borland, Frederico Camara, Dalziel + Scullion, Anya Gallaccio, Alexander Hamilton, Rob Kesseler, Tania Kovats, Michael Landy, Heather and Ivan Morison, Simon Starling, Alison Turnbull, Marc Quinn.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Atkin; British Council.; John Hope Gateway Gallery.
ISBN: 9780863556371 086355637X
OCLC Number: 660635126
Language Note: Parallel English and Spanish text.
Notes: Cover title.
Catalogue of an exhibition held at the John Hope Gateway Gallery, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh on 15th May to 18th July 2010.
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: A Scottish botanist in Brazil: George Gardner --
Lavender light in a leap year / Ruth Padel --
Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle --
Tigers in red weather / Ruth Padel --
Flora peruviana et chilensis --
Where the serpent lives / Ruth Padel --
Flora brasiliensis --
On the edge of the world: Sarah Gillett introduces the artists in the exhibition and publication --
In search of the rare and beautiful: James McCarthy outlines the history of botanical exploration from the mid-16th century --
The art and science of plant collecting: Sam Bridgewater on methods of plant collection fron Darwin to the present day --
Between science and symbolism: Rob Kesseler looks at how the plant world has inspired generations of artists --
Origins: Sarah Gillett and Alexander Hamilton outline Charles Darwin's life and adventures --
The book that changed the world: Tim Radford explains why the publication of On the origin of species drew both applause and fury --
The garden that no londer exists: José Enrique Blondet goes in search of a lost garden in Caracas --
'It's about creation and failure': Gavin Wade talks to green-fingered artists Heather and Ivan Morison --
'Darwin made me brave': Tania Kovats follows in Darwin's footsteps on a journey to South America --
Great jumping hexapods!: boredomresearch explain how a Christmas Cactus inspired their latest digital art work --
Weeds are not just weeds: Julian Stallabrass on Michael Landy's life-size etchings of weeds.
Responsibility: Kate Atkin [and others].

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Artists exhibiting: Kate Atkin, boredomresearch, Christine Borland, Frederico Camara, Dalziel + Scullion, Anya Gallaccio, Alexander Hamilton, Rob Kesseler, Tania Kovats, Michael Landy, Heather and Ivan Morison, Simon Starling, Alison Turnbull, Marc Quinn.

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