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Inspired by Insects: Bugs in Contemporary Art

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Inspired by Insects: Bugs in Contemporary Art

E. Ashley Rooney , Foreword by Joan Danziger, Introduction by Barrett Anthony Klein

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Insects have captivated artists for centuries, as shown in their re-creations of them in gold, canvas, fabric, marble, wood, and other media. This book displays 39 contemporary artists’ insect-centric works, showing the extent to which insects fascinate twenty-first century artists and scientists. These American and international artists have many magical and discerning ways to approach their buggy subjects, which each artist explains in their own words. Nearly 1 million different described species of insects are known today. Now those colorful butterflies, iridescent beetles, little ladybugs, and lacy dragonflies can be with us permanently in many graceful arrangements and a variety of media!

Size: 9 1/8″ x 8 1/8″ | 305 color and B/W photos | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764353062 | Binding: hard cover

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The author of more than 50 books, E. Ashley Rooney has acquired an outstanding reputation for designing and preparing books on contemporary art and architecture. Deeply committed to exhibiting works by both established and emerging artists to the public, Ashley believes that beauty is essential in our lives. When she thinks about her childhood, one of her prime memories is chasing after the fireflies flitting in the garden.