The Shell: 500 Million Years of Inspired Design
The Shell: 500 Million Years of Inspired Design
The Shell: 500 Million Years of Inspired Design
The Shell: 500 Million Years of Inspired Design
The Shell: 500 Million Years of Inspired Design
The Shell: 500 Million Years of Inspired Design

The Shell: 500 Million Years of Inspired Design

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- Dimensions: 11" x 11.75" x 2" 

- Sea shells have enchanted mankind as far back as human records go. Their variety of shape, color, texture, and structure seems inexhaustible. Small wonder that people have always found pleasure in owning them, and artists and craftsmen have incorporated them in everything ranging from massive architecture to personal jewelry. Sea shells, as a matter of fact, are a special gift from nature. And this gorgeous book shows why. 

- The authors, Marguerite and Hugh Stix, owned and operated the exquisite Stix Rare Shell Gallery in New York City. The space occupied two rooms on the parlor floor of their historic Greenwich Village home. Together, they traveled all corners of the globe in quest of shells and shell lore. In this volume, the couple partnered with the late R. Tucker Abbott, former Du Pont Chair of Malacology at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, to present the most beautiful and revealing presentation of seas shells ever published.

- With a dramatic layout and design, stunning black and white photographs, and numerous breathtaking colorplates, each shell is presented as an inspired work of art.

- One of our very favorite books, which offers endless inspiration on color, shape, scale, and the artistry of nature. A coveted, out-of-print volume.

- This volume is in very good vintage condition. Its dust jacket shows minor signs of wear consistent with age and use. One page of the inside cover is torn. Please see our detailed photos.

 

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