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Catherine Chalmers: Food Chain: Encounters between Mates, Predators, and Prey

Publisher: New York: Aperture, Inc., 2000
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0893818852
Condition: Near Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 111201

$45.00

Specifics

First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Red cloth-covered boards with title stamped in gold on spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Catherine Chalmers. Essay by Gordon Grice. Interview with the artist by Michael L. Sand. Unpaginated (228 pp.), with four-color plates throughout. 7-7/8 x 11-1/2 inches.

Condition

Near Fine (top and bottom of spine slightly bumped, else Fine), in Near Fine dust jacket (slight bumps at top and bottom of spine, else Fine).

Description

From the publisher: "In the series of photographs that gives the book its title, Chalmers vividly sketches the links between predator and prey, eater and eaten, from plant to insect to amphibian. Against a stark white background, caterpillars eat a tomato, a praying mantis eats a caterpillar, and a frog and a tarantula each eat a praying mantis. Another section, focused on 'pinkies' (the pet-trade name for baby mice), shows with chilling clarity that the laws of nature apply equally to mammals as to the so-called 'lower' life-forms. A series of photographs of praying mantises mating--during and after which the female devours the male--captures the metaphorical power and strange beauty of this infamous habit. The book includes an essay by the critically acclaimed nature writer Gordon Grice and a provocative interview with Chalmers by Aperture executive editor Michael L. Sand."