The Book of Pebbles

The Book of Pebbles From Prehistory to the Pet Shop Boys

Paperback (02 Apr 2020) | English

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Synopsis

Why do we pick up pebbles on the beach? What is it we see in them, and why do we take them home to display on our shelves? Is it their inherent beauty, their infinite variation, or simply their associations with a happy time and place? In this book - part social history and part practical guide - writer and pebble collector Christopher Stocks unearths the sometimes surprising story of our love-affair with pebbles, and considers how the way we see them today has been influenced over the years by artists, authors and even archaeologists. Printmaker Angie Lewin is widely admired for her alluringly stylish images of the natural world. She celebrates the experience of walking and sketching along the British coastline, often incorporating pebbles in her limited edition prints and paintings. Many of these feature in the book alongside a series of new images.

Book information

ISBN: 9780500023754
Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd
Imprint: Thames and Hudson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 552
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 906
Number of pages: 115
Weight: 304g
Height: 150mm
Width: 212mm
Spine width: 12mm