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Creature Hardcover – November 1, 2007
Doctor Who Coloring Book for All Ages
With 96 stunning pages to color, plus quotes from the beloved TV show, this out-of-this-world adult coloring book is perfect for any creative Doctor Who fan. Paperback
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Noted filmmaker and photographer, Andrew Zuckerman, utilizes a multitude of platforms to produce work that is systematically executed, conceptually based, and democratically presented. Minimalist in nature, Zuckerman aims to create atmospheres of clarity and neutrality to facilitate the viewer's access to the material. His commitment to diversifying the points of entry into his work has garnered a global audience.
Zuckerman first made his mark on the publishing world with the 2007 release of CREATURE, a compendium of intimate animal portraits set against his signature white background. He has since explored this distinctive approach - which divorces subjects from their context and equalizes the larger conversation between them - in four additional critically acclaimed multi-media projects: WISDOM (2008), BIRD (2009), MUSIC (2010), and FLOWER (2012). Renowned designer, Massimo Vignelli, has lauded Zuckerman's "uncompromising notion of space in which any object becomes its own essence." His books have been translated into numerous languages and published in 18 international editions.
Exhibitions of Zuckerman's work include a solo show of photographs from CREATURE at the Forma International Center of Photography in Milan and the ongoing WISDOM traveling exhibition, featuring portraits and interviews with extraordinary individuals over the age of 65, including Nelson Mandela, Andrew Wyeth, and Chuck Close. It premiered at the State Library of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. In July 2008, Zuckerman's portrait of Nelson Mandela appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Zuckerman's companion film to BIRD has been exhibited on The High Line in New York City in 2009, and at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston in 2010. Photographs from BIRD were on display at Colette in Paris. His short film, "High Falls," premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and was selected as Best Short Film at the Woodstock Film Festival the same year. Writer David Carr called the project "a pretty film and a pretty smart film" in his New York Times review. In 2010, Zuckerman interviewed and photographed over fifty eminent musicians, composers, and producers (from Ornette Coleman to Iggy Pop) for the MUSIC project, which was realized as a book, film, and iPad app. His most recent multimedia project, FLOWER, includes images of over 250 varieties of flora with an accompanying taxonomical index and time lapse films of the life cycles of seven species, which were created from thousands of high definition stills. Filmmaker David Lynch has called FLOWER "a grand celebration of mother nature's artistry." CREATURE, BIRD, and FLOWER are informed by a conservationist approach.
Zuckerman's work has been commissioned by influential international brands and for inclusion in major private collections.
Top Customer Reviews
I do have to say that I don't understand some other reviewers who gave this book a low rating because there are blank pages which are "insulting". What exactly is insulting about this? In my opinion, the placements of the various animals on the pages give the effort fluidity and movement in a collection of still photos; furthermore, the blank pages (when they're there) add to the value of portrait by highlighting the animal alone. After all, we paid for photos of animals with no background. It's what we received.
I believe the book would be sorely lacking if we were given 175 animals photographed ala prison photos to be placed in the center of each page. The results would be slow, tired and common, and would detract greatly from the goal of this book: To bring the essence--the motion--of the animal into utmost focus. This book attempts to present the dual beauty of the still moment, as Zuckerman writes at its end: animal life in a still frame capture and it's simultaneous movement.
I highly recommend it, "insults" or no.
Toward the end of the book, he photographer notes that the use of images on white is not only intentional, it is the motivation behind the entire series of photographs. To lament the amount of blank space allocated in the book is to miss the point. Stripped of their environment, some creatures are close, far, or simply alive.
Creature is not a book to merely flip from page to page, but instead to relish each individual spread for its perspective. Moving too quickly means missing the details; the photographer and designer have created a book that decidedly invites the reader to slow down and stay for a spell.
A good reminder that all creatures are individuals with memorable moments.
Additionally the index in the back of the book shows a small photo of each animal along with the names, scientific and common.
I would have given it 5 stars except that our copy has a small production hitch where a few of the pages are duplicates and one animal is missing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's a fun book to pick up at the library and peruse by yourself or with your kiddos.
This book is huge! It is large in dimensions as well as being 300 pages! Read more
We bought this book for our 2 1/2 yo daughter for Christmas. She loves it so much...and the puzzles too! This is now our go to gift for kids and families.Published 11 months ago by Gina Cardillo
How Andrew Zuckerman photographed these animals is a miracle. The reader will be amazed and entranced with the detail and the variety of animals selected. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jan Strobeck
Best present for an animal lover. Have given this book to special people a few times. Everybody loves it. Great coffeetable piece and conversation maker. For kids and adults alike.Published 20 months ago by Portland
I bought this for my father who suffers from dementia, the beautiful photos were perfect to engage him with. +++++Published 21 months ago by sassyspirit
Anyone who looks at this book will determine that they must take better care of our planet. You have to get one for your kids. The world will be a better place.Published 22 months ago by James E Cravens