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Stevenson (Michael) Editor:

THOMAS BAINES: An Artist in the Service of Science in Southern Africa

Paintings from the Collections of Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and The Natural History Museum, London

Published: Christie’s International, London, 1999

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Edited by Michael Stevenson                      

Accompanying the exhibition held at Christie’s, St. James’s, London, 1-17 September 1999 

211 pages, profusely illustrated throughout in colour, original crimson cloth gilt, a very good copy of the special cloth bound edition. ‘The object of this exhibition is to explore one aspect of Baines’ vast legacy: his work in the field of natural history and science in southern Africa. (his works from his Australian travels would be worthy of an extensive exhibition in itself.) In this accompanying catalogue, contributors from a range of disciplines in art history, natural history and science critically examine has work in the historical, scientific and cultural contexts in which he laboured. The intent of this interdisciplinary approach is to acknowledge the full complexity of factors that influenced Baines’ life and work. In the past the latter, with a few exceptions, has tended to be considered only within the confines of art history,’ Michael Stevenson in Chapter 1.

Contributors include Michael Godby, Ann Datta, Marion Arnold, Jeffrey Stone, Brian Warner and Duncan Miller. 

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 4to (305 x 245 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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