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The Resource Coral : 'something rich and strange', edited by Marion Endt-Jones

Coral : 'something rich and strange', edited by Marion Endt-Jones

Label
Coral : 'something rich and strange'
Title
Coral
Title remainder
'something rich and strange'
Statement of responsibility
edited by Marion Endt-Jones
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'Coral: Something rich and strange' examines the enduring fascination with coral as a material, symbol and inspiration for artists, cultures and societies across the centuries. Published to coincide with the eponymous exhibition at Manchester Museum, but exceeding it in scope and content, this richly illustrated book assembles essays and concrete object stories by art historians, artists, biologists and historians of science, who provide a comprehensive exploration of coral's mythical and metamorphic qualities; its longstanding resistance to classification; its geological and architectural significance; its religious iconography; its magical and medical properties; its decorative appeal; and its sensitivity to climate change and pollution. -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
CDX
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Endt-Jones, Marion
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  • Corals
  • Corals
Label
Coral : 'something rich and strange', edited by Marion Endt-Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- Introductory essay : A monstrous transformation - coral in art and culture / Marion Endt-Jones -- Interview : Shared forms in nature - an interview with Gemma Anderson / Marion Endt-Jones -- Something rich and strange: 1. What are corals? / Dmitri Logunov -- Manchester Museum's coral collection / Dmitri Logunov -- Fossil corals in the UK / David Gelsthorpe -- Perseus, Medusa and the birth of coral / Bryan Sitch and Keith Sugden -- Coral jewellery from Egypt / Campbell Price -- The Danes graves wheel-headed pin (the Yorkshire Museum) / Melanie Giles -- Red coral beads, Benin City (nineteenth century) / Stephen Terence Welsh -- The Challenger Expedition / Henry McGhie -- Sydney Hickson (1859-1940) / Henry McGhie -- Coral shrine from Trapani (c. 1650) / Marion Endt-Jones -- Mark Dion, 'Blood-Coral' (2011). The experiment : a recollection / Marion Endt-Jones -- Living rocks: the mystery of coral in the eighteenth century / Susannah Gibson -- Expiscatus! / James Delbourgo -- Darwin's theory of coral reef formation / Alistair Sponsel -- Victorian coral gallery / Katharine Anderson -- The Blaschka glass models of marine invertebrates (c. 1860-1890) / Pandora Syperek -- The ceaseless seas of magical, miraculous coral / Carol Mavor -- Eileen Agar, Coral seahorse (1935) / Patrica Allmer -- David Gascoyne, Perseus and Andromeda (1936) / Donna Roberts -- Max Ernst, Antediluvian landscape (1967) / David Lomas -- Pipulotti Rist, Sip my ocean (1996) / David Lomas -- Mike Nelson, The coral reef (2000) / Clare O'Dowd -- Hubert Duprat, Costa Brava Coral (1994-1998) / Marion Endt-Jones -- Mark Dion, Bone coral (Phantom Museum) (2011) / Marion Endt-Jones -- Ellen Gallagher, Watery Ecstatic (2001-present) / Marion Endt-Jones -- Karen Casper, Underwater love meets primal futurism: Miss Coral (2012) / Karen Casper -- The Institute for Figuring's Hyperbolic crochet coral reef (2005-present) / Marion Endt-Jones -- Epilogue-- Oceanophilia - Oceanocide / Mark Dion -- Contributors -- Index
Control code
ocn863036071
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
128 p.
Isbn
9781846319594
Other physical details
ill., ports. (col.)
Label
Coral : 'something rich and strange', edited by Marion Endt-Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- Introductory essay : A monstrous transformation - coral in art and culture / Marion Endt-Jones -- Interview : Shared forms in nature - an interview with Gemma Anderson / Marion Endt-Jones -- Something rich and strange: 1. What are corals? / Dmitri Logunov -- Manchester Museum's coral collection / Dmitri Logunov -- Fossil corals in the UK / David Gelsthorpe -- Perseus, Medusa and the birth of coral / Bryan Sitch and Keith Sugden -- Coral jewellery from Egypt / Campbell Price -- The Danes graves wheel-headed pin (the Yorkshire Museum) / Melanie Giles -- Red coral beads, Benin City (nineteenth century) / Stephen Terence Welsh -- The Challenger Expedition / Henry McGhie -- Sydney Hickson (1859-1940) / Henry McGhie -- Coral shrine from Trapani (c. 1650) / Marion Endt-Jones -- Mark Dion, 'Blood-Coral' (2011). The experiment : a recollection / Marion Endt-Jones -- Living rocks: the mystery of coral in the eighteenth century / Susannah Gibson -- Expiscatus! / James Delbourgo -- Darwin's theory of coral reef formation / Alistair Sponsel -- Victorian coral gallery / Katharine Anderson -- The Blaschka glass models of marine invertebrates (c. 1860-1890) / Pandora Syperek -- The ceaseless seas of magical, miraculous coral / Carol Mavor -- Eileen Agar, Coral seahorse (1935) / Patrica Allmer -- David Gascoyne, Perseus and Andromeda (1936) / Donna Roberts -- Max Ernst, Antediluvian landscape (1967) / David Lomas -- Pipulotti Rist, Sip my ocean (1996) / David Lomas -- Mike Nelson, The coral reef (2000) / Clare O'Dowd -- Hubert Duprat, Costa Brava Coral (1994-1998) / Marion Endt-Jones -- Mark Dion, Bone coral (Phantom Museum) (2011) / Marion Endt-Jones -- Ellen Gallagher, Watery Ecstatic (2001-present) / Marion Endt-Jones -- Karen Casper, Underwater love meets primal futurism: Miss Coral (2012) / Karen Casper -- The Institute for Figuring's Hyperbolic crochet coral reef (2005-present) / Marion Endt-Jones -- Epilogue-- Oceanophilia - Oceanocide / Mark Dion -- Contributors -- Index
Control code
ocn863036071
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
128 p.
Isbn
9781846319594
Other physical details
ill., ports. (col.)

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