Ocean, Exploring the Marine World


Available for Pre-order. Due October 2022.
Ocean, Exploring the Marine World Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Phaidon Press Ltd
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Pages: 352 Language: English ISBN: 9781838664787 Categories: ,

A richly illustrated celebration of the world’s oceans and seas through art, history, oceanography, marine biology, and culture The latest instalment in the bestselling Explorer Series, Ocean takes readers on a journey across continents and cultures to discover the endless ways artists and image-makers have found inspiration in the marine world throughout history. Showcasing the diversity of the ocean from all over the world, both above and below the waves, this survey spans a wide range of styles and media – from art, scientific illustrations, and sculptures to underwater photography, film stills, and textiles – and follows a visually stunning sequence with works, regardless of period, thoughtfully paired to allow interesting and revealing juxtapositions between them. The selection of works includes a diverse range of both lesser-known and iconic artists, including Eileen Agar, Carl Chun, Jacques Cousteau, David Doubilet, Ernst Haekel, Damien Hirst, Hokusai, Greg Lecoeur, and Georgia O’Keeffe. The book features large-scale images, accessible texts, and reference information, including a glossary, illustrated timeline, and biographies. Aimed at a wide audience, the book offers a comprehensive introduction to the subject, but also incudes fascinating examples that will be surprising even for specialists.

Weight1.3195 kg


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Author Biography

Phaidon Editors Anne-Marie Melster is an interdisciplinary curator and the Cofounder and Executive Director of ARTPORT_making waves.