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Sunday 15 January 2012

A new book in english ?

That is the project Mitos tries to put together.

Trying to create a book about scannography is what we all want to see happen.
Here is an opportunity to see this happen: Mitos, in Santa Maria, California, is tryng to found the energy, money and good wills to create it. So this is an appeal to everyone interested.
Just go to this link and read how this works and how you can join in.

I hope Mitos will find the people and the help she needs.

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Wednesday 4 January 2012

Werner Abel's book

It's a superb object with a perfect layout and wonderful images.

Finally the book has passed frontiers. And it's worth having it in hand. Werner did a great job trying to explain what scannography is and how to practice it. Well the book is in german but it's worth having it in hand because it shows on paper what we all knew: the quality of the images.

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The publisher added a few artists (jeff Mihalyo, Patri Feher, Jaime Ruas, Hercilia Lopes and more) at the end of the book to give a larger view and opening to the world of Scan-Art. For those interested you can order the book here. It's really worth the price. And it needs support.

Friday 16 September 2011

The first book about scannography

Nardelli Verlag publishes the first book completely devoted to the technic of scannography. And to the Art of Werner Abel.

You discovered Werner's work two months ago on scannography.org. You can now discover it in this book. It's in german but the images are universal !
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Really, this book ist not to flip, but to swing open - like a scanner or laptop. Read this book and you never will see the nature as before. You will explore the nature in a completely new way. Enjoy it! While walking with his dog through the nature, the author, the German artist, Werner Abel, reflected on itself by collecting all what he found in fauna and flora: flowers, blossoms, leaves, grains, fruits, vegetables. Arrived at home, he scanned the found pieces with a customary flatbed-scanner.

The results have been very surprisingly and fascinating. Abel was deeply impressed. He suddenly could see details which he never have seen before and which the human eye commonly does not register. Depth of focus, quasi 3-D, from the middle to the edge. No Digicam can do this…

Reading this book, regarding the wonderful subjects captured by the scanner you can explore the beauty of the nature in a wondersome matter. Enjoy totally new insights into the nature, look inside the flowers, leaves and things. Explore details as close-up which you just have let uncared heretofore. This book facilitates a new way of looking closely. Hints to arrange your found pieces on the scanner included. Extra-Service: Scanartists from all over the world are presenting their most beautiful, impressive and stunning subjects. What a book – surprisingly, precious, different.

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You can go on the Nardelli website to learn more.

Sunday 26 June 2011

How many amongst us have managed to find a publisher ?

After a chat with Patri, I was just wondering if publishers, somewhere in this amazing world have had the courage to publish a book about scannography. I see that sometimes books use scannography for their image content (more and more when flowers or plants are concerned). I also see that sometimes books about new technics of capturing images or processing images, have a chapter that gives a place to our technic. But how many books are now devoted to scannography.
Being in France, I may miss lots of things that happen in the rest of the world, so if you can share your knowledge.
By the way, we have a page called "bibliography" on the site and it may need an update.

So please send me whatever book you know that is a real scannography book…

Saturday 29 November 2008

Josie Iselin is publishing some scannography books…

Here are some recent news from Josie :
"The pumpkins have been carved, the seeds roasted, we are deep into November and starting to think about sweet potatoes and cranberries.  A recent meander through the conceptually and materially impeccable sculptures of Martin Puryear at SFMOMA was as peaceful and awe striking as my wander on the beach a couple of days later. Thousands of sand dollars sat whole at the tides edge, their five-fold etched petaloids staring up from the sand.  Form, in both instances, at a wondrous apex.  A few events are coming up to celebrate the books, and to provide a sneak preview of the next project: a book of beach treasure. I look forward to seeing many of you.   Saturday, December 6 10am - 6pm:    Kitchen Table Studio's Holiday Fair    St.Teresa's, 19th & Connecticut,  Potrero Hill, SF.  A fun, seasonal and neighborly group of artists selling their wares and sharing sumptuous snacks.  I will be selling all four books and will have prints for sale.  Please stop by. Heart Stones makes a great stocking stuffer and bring one of the other books to every holiday party! Wednesday, December 10, 12:30 pm:  California Academy of Sciences Talk and book signing with Sandy Carlson and scientists from the museum. Come celebrate the Seashells collaboration with the Academy at the new location in Golden Gate Park.  Forthcoming information will be up on their site. Visuals Unlimited, a stock photo agency specializing in science, has many of the images from my books. Please let any textbook editors or magazine photo directors know. Their new website will be up in December."
Cover.jpgheart-stones-Iselin.jpg You can find more informations on Josie's own site.