Friday, October 28, 2011

In the Midst of Nature

Today's art book, In the Midst of Nature by Bjorn Larsson cannot be found on amazon, or anywhere else stateside as far as I know, except for the admirable New York store Kiosk, purveyors of interesting goods from around the word or, as they put it, "things from places."

But anyhow, Larsson's book is a treat indeed. At first glance you think it's a book of nature photographs, and you're not far wrong. But you are wrong. Because it's really a book of photographs of nature dioramas--taxidermy, carefully arranged tree branches, and so forth--from various nature and science museums in Sweden. The resulting images are gorgeous.

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