Animalcules Colouring Book

N. Canell ; R. Watkins Eds.

Publisher K. Verlag

ISBN 9783947858217

Idea Code 21330

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632–1723) first observed microorganisms and defined them as “animalcules”, a portmanteau of “animal” and “molecules”. Based on this term, this book conceived and designed by Nina Canell and Robin Watkins considers a world where the smallest is suddenly in control of the largest. Its illustrations function as an exploration into morphological occurrences, rejecting the goal-oriented, the figurative, and the categorical. It opens a creative bypass by following the traditional format of a colouring book. To draw is to embrace mutational forms, and to colour in these pages is to understand that many possible forms may emerge. We are what we draw.

124 p, ills bw, 23 x 28 cm, hb, English


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