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The Urpflanze

Leslie, Esther and Jackson, M. (2010) The Urpflanze. London, UK: The Drawing Room and Matt's Gallery London. ISBN 9780955829925.

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This artist's newspaper is composed of articles, texts and images that have grown from a dialogue between the artist Melanie Jackson and the writer Esther Leslie. It takes Goethe's notion of the Urpflanze as a starting point: an idea of plant form that had all future plants coiled up inside it. The Ur-form or Ur-phenomenon, is an effort to think through the relations between polar opposites, form and metamorphosis, nature and history, simultaneity and succession. The Urpflanze projects forward from its origins whole worlds that are yet to come. The publication is supplied in a limited edition of 100 in a screenprinted archival box also containing a unique offset litho 'make ready' print version signed by the artist.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Subtitled - "The Primal Plant: Plants of The Future"
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > English and Humanities
Depositing User: Esther Leslie
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2012 10:50
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:33

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