Explorers’ Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery

Lewis-Jones, Huw ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6455-4019 and Herbert, Kari (2016) Explorers’ Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery. Chronicle, San Francisco. ISBN 978-0500252192

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Abstract / Summary

Despite dramatic advances in technology and equipment over the centuries, there is one vital piece of kit in most explorers’ pockets that hasn’t changed much at all: the journal. The sketchbooks and journals presented here allow us the opportunity to share, through their own eyes and thoughts, the on-the-spot reactions of around 70 intrepid individuals as they journeyed into frozen wastes, high mountains, barren deserts and rich rainforests. Some are well known, such as Captain Scott, Charles Darwin, Thor Heyerdahl and Abel Tasman; others are unfamiliar, including Adela Breton, who braved the jungles of Mexico to make an unparalleled record of Maya monuments, and Alexandrine Tinne, who died in her attempt to be the first woman to cross the Sahara. Here are pioneering explorers and map-makers, botanists and artists, ecologists and anthropologists, eccentrics and visionaries, men and women. A handful of living explorers, including Wade Davis, provide their thoughts on the art of exploration. Often battered and neglected, stored away and perhaps long forgotten, many of these sketchbooks have themselves awaited rediscovery. Now is the chance to open them again. Includes a foreword by Robert Macfarlane and essays by several living explorers, among them Ghillean Prance, Alan Bean and Wade Davis. [Description from Publisher]

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Additional Information: Co-authored with Kari Herbert, with a Foreword by notable nature writer Robert Macfarlane. Ongoing collaboration with more than thirty public collections, and authors including Professor Wade Davis, Sir Ghillean Prance, Robert Hanbury-Tenison, Professor David Ainley, and NASA astronaut Alan Bean. Exploring the geographies of exploration, art and travel. Selected international editions: - Kosmos Grosser Entdecker (Munich: Sieveking). - Het Logboek Van De Ontdekkings Reiziger (Utrecht: Uitgeverij Omniboek). - Carnets d’Explorateurs (Paris: Éditions Paulsen). - Världens Upptäckare (Stockholm: Max Ström). - Exploradores (Barcelona: GeoPlaneta). - 探索者的素描本 (Beijing: China Pictorial Press). - 探検家のスケッチブック (Tokyo: Graphic Sha). - 探索者的素描本 (Taipei: Faces). - Explorers’ Sketchbooks (Melbourne: Thames & Hudson). - Explorers’ Sketchbooks (San Francisco: Chronicle). 2018 Winner. Explorers’ Sketchbooks, First China Nature Book Award, Beijing. 2018 Winner. Explorers’ Sketchbooks, Taiwan Open Book Award, Taipei. 2017 Finalist. Explorers’ Sketchbooks, Edward Stanford Award for Travel Book of the Year, London.
ISBN: 978-0500252192
Subjects: Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Arts > Drawing
Geography & Environment
Arts > Historical
Geography & Environment > International
History > International
Arts > Photography > Marine & Natural Photography
Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing > Storytelling
Courses by Department: The Institute of Photography > Marine & Natural History
Depositing User: Huw Lewis-Jones
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 16:28
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 16:12
URI: https://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/3518


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