Buried Treasure – The Gillespie Collection of Petrified Wood
A magnificent collection of 66 pieces of petrified wood mainly from the Western United States, specially photographed to show the artistic beauty hidden in Nature’s masterpieces.
All the images are unpublished and were specifically shot for this book.
Authoritative text by the Curator of Minerals at the American Museum of Natural History. This stunning book documents a collection of 66 extraordinary pieces of petrified wood, mainly from Western United States (Arizona, Oregon, Washington). Specially photographed they are shown in their entirety and in magnificent details.
Petrified wood is formed from fallen trees that in the absence of oxygen and microbes, and with water containing minerals, through a replacement process called per mineralization, slowly transform into visually spectacular fossils. But Nature often uses a paintbrush in its preservation magic, splashing the wooden canvas with an array of colors and hues before fixing it in a matrix of hard durable quartz, thereby creating splendid works of art. Petrified wood has been found throughout the world, but actual petrified forests are truly noteworthy in the United States, the most famous being the Chinle Formation forest of Arizona.
About the Authors:
John Bigelow Taylor and Dianne Dubler, the creators and developers of this project, are New York based photographers, specializing in architecture, works of art, antiquities and jewelry. They have created the photography for over 250 books.
George E. Harlow is currently the Curator of Minerals and Gems in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History. Trained as a geologist specializing in mineralogy and crystallography, Dr. Harlow has concentrated his research on the chemistry and structure of minerals as tools for understanding their origin and the record of geological processes they contain. Dr. Harlow is the author of over 100 scholarly texts.
Ernest Beck is an award-winning professional writer and editorial consultant. A former Wall Street Journal staff reporter, he focuses on the intersection of design and business, innovation, and public policy.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Dimensions: 15.6 x 2 x 20 inch
Weight: 195.2 oz
Publisher: Officina Libraria, Box edition
Date: December 21, 2017
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