EGG & NEST BY ROSAMOND PURCELL, LINNEA S. HALL, RENÉ CORADO & BERND HEINRICH

EGG & NEST
EGG & NEST
Item# ISBN 978-0674031722
$39.95

Rosamond Purcell uses her camera to transform the everyday ordinary into something extraordinary. She captures the diverse beauty, quirkiness and allure of eggs and the remarkable resourcefulness of birds, focusing on the intricacy of nests and the aesthetic perfection of bird eggs. The rich colors, lighting and textures make her photographs of eggs, nests and birds look three dimensional, as though the eggs could easily fall out of one of the photographs, as if falling from a nest. If you are wondering why anyone would spend a life in a pursuit as eccentric as collecting eggs and nests, Purcell's work will tell you. She selected a range of specimens, eggs brightly colored and plain, and nests made conventionally of twigs or of materials as bizarre as nails. Then she photographed them in natural light. Her luminous results explain without words why people have been collecting eggs and nests for centuries. Hardcover 232 pages