CAPTURING NATURE edited by Matthew Zucker and Pia Östlund (Ltd. to 500 copies)
Zucker Art Books, 2022, First edition of 500 copies, 352 pp. 9 1/4" X 13", Softcover
Capturing Nature is the ultimate guide to nature printing, a beautiful and invaluable reference work for scholars, artists, designers, botanists, and anyone interested in nature, botanical illustration, and printing.
Hailed as the earliest precursor to photography, nature printing is the practice of using impressions from the surface of natural objects such as leaves, flowering plants, ferns, seaweed, snakeskin, and more to produce an image. The Zucker Collection is the most extensive collection of nature prints ever assembled, with more than 13,000 images across 130 rare and seminal works from 1733 to 1902, including journals, published books, unique manuscripts, American currency, and instructional texts related to nature printing.
For the first time, readers will be able to view these nature prints presented side by side, enabling unique comparisons and undertaking a visually stunning journey through the developments over a 150-year period in printing methods including photography and examples of cyanotypes.