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Lobster's tale

By: Contributor(s): Series: Korero seriesPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Massey University Press, 2021Copyright date: ©2021Description: 95 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cmISBN:
  • 9780995137813
  • 0995137811
Subject(s): LOC classification:
  • PR9639.4.P75 L63 2021
Summary: WHAT'S THE LOBSTER'S TUNE WHEN HE IS BOILING? Exploring the lobster's biology and its history in language, literature and gastronomy, The Lobster's Tale navigates the perils of a life driven by overreaching ambition and the appetite for knowledge, conquest and commerce. In conversation with the text, Bruce Foster's photographs navigate a parallel course of shadows and light, in which the extraordinary textures and colours of the natural world tell a darker story. The Lobster's Tale is a meditation on the quest for immortality on which both artists and scientists have embarked, and the unhappy consequences of the attempt to both conquer nature and create masterpieces. Meanwhile, below the waterline of text and images, a modest voice can be overheard whispering an alternative to these narratives of heroic and doomed exploration. The Lobster's Tale brings together award-winning writer Chris Price and distinguished photographer Bruce Foster. It is the third in the korero series of 'picture books' edited by Lloyd Jones, written and made for grown-ups and designed to showcase leading New Zealand writers and artists working together in a collaborative and dynamic way.
List(s) this item appears in: 2022 New: Photo Media
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Item type Current library Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode
Book Book Whitecliffe Library NZ & Pacific NZ & Pacific NZ&P PR 9639 PRI (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Issued 24/11/2022 0014198

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WHAT'S THE LOBSTER'S TUNE WHEN HE IS BOILING? Exploring the lobster's biology and its history in language, literature and gastronomy, The Lobster's Tale navigates the perils of a life driven by overreaching ambition and the appetite for knowledge, conquest and commerce. In conversation with the text, Bruce Foster's photographs navigate a parallel course of shadows and light, in which the extraordinary textures and colours of the natural world tell a darker story. The Lobster's Tale is a meditation on the quest for immortality on which both artists and scientists have embarked, and the unhappy consequences of the attempt to both conquer nature and create masterpieces. Meanwhile, below the waterline of text and images, a modest voice can be overheard whispering an alternative to these narratives of heroic and doomed exploration. The Lobster's Tale brings together award-winning writer Chris Price and distinguished photographer Bruce Foster. It is the third in the korero series of 'picture books' edited by Lloyd Jones, written and made for grown-ups and designed to showcase leading New Zealand writers and artists working together in a collaborative and dynamic way.

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