Beach Stones

Abrams
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Beach Stones

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Beach Stones:

  • A book on beach stones.
  • Hardcover
  • 144 pages

Measurements: 7" x 7¼"

Care: Wipe with a dry cloth

Published: May 1, 2006

Official book description:

Walking along the water's edge, who among us has not stopped to admire the evocatively patterned, shaped, and multi-hued stones that beckon? Fun to collect and free for the taking, beach stones are objects of contemplation, beauty, and sentiment. This exquisite volume-at once a gorgeous art book and a nature guide-presents more than 200 exceptional stones from around the world and describes the fascinating natural processes that produced them. Photographer and installation artist Josie Iselin, who uses a flatbed scanner to generate her imagery, has arranged these stones with great artistry, and nature writer Margaret Carruthers yields their secrets, revealing, for instance, that a pebble from Maine was created 400 million years ago during the birth of a great mountain range. Art lovers and beach combing spirits everywhere will cherish this gift book.

Material: Paper

Care: Wipe with a dry cloth

Brand: Abrams

Founded in 1949, Abrams has the distinction of being the first publishing house in the United States to specialize in art and illustrated books. Today the New York-based company maintains seven imprints and counts writer Susan Orlean, photographer Richard Avedon, and graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister among its stable of authors. Abrams catalogs list beautifully designed volumes that contain everything from cooking, architecture, decoration, sports and entertainment, pop culture, and children’s comics.