Specimen Colony : Six Colonies for a European City (Paperback)

Author: Finlay, Alec

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Produced in collaboration with The Bluecoat, Liverpool's oldest arts center, Alec Finlay's "Specimen Colony" draws on an exhibition and permanent open-air installation of participative public sculpture that creates a series of colorful colonies formed by nest boxes--functional and familiar objects created by Finlay whose form suggests the schematic figure of a bird. Finlay's work transposes the colors of exotic birds found on foreign postage stamps onto these nest boxes--playfully commenting on Liverpool's global links of trade and migration while contemplating the city's avian emblem. This collage of postage stamps and their remarkable birds that illustrate them not only evokes communication, correspondence, and collecting, but also makes "Specimen Colony" an unforgettable and lushly illustrated artist's book that stands on its own, aside from the events surrounding the exhibition.

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Publisher Liverpool Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9781846311338
SKU 206604134
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1846311330
Release Date 6/11/2013
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