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Rock of Ages, Sands of Time

Art / Photobook

By: Barbara Page (Illustrator), Warren D Allmon (Author), Rosamund Wolff Purcell (Foreword By)

347 pages, Col plates

University of Chicago Press

Hardback | Jul 2001 | #119118 | ISBN: 0226644790
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About this book

Collection of 544 specially commissioned paintings by Barbara Page representing the passage of a million years of the history of earth, with fossil plants and animals depicted at the same scale and in association with each other just as they might be discovered by a paleontologist in the field.

"Page has produced a natural prehistoric flipbook of creatures in the throes of life, their transitory gestures preserved – swimming, sailing, capturing prey. It is as if each bivalve, alligator, or sail-back that swam or flitted or thundered before the lens was caught by a time-lapsed mechanism and recorded onto the most remarkable film stock ever invented."
– From the Foreword by Rosamund Wolff Purcell


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