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Crochet Coral Reef

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Now one of the world's largest science + art endeavors, the Crochet Coral Reef project combines mathematics, marine biology and community-based art to create a vast handicraft response to global warming and its devastating effects on living reefs.  This lavishly illustrated book, written by Crochet Reef creators, Margaret and Christine Wertheim, brings together the scientific and ecological content behind the project, along with essays about the artistic and cultural relevance of this unusual experiment in radical craft practice. 100 pages of photos supplement the essays, documenting the many Crochet Reef installations at art galleries and science museums worldwide, including the Hayward Gallery in London and the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. In addition, the book serves as a testament to the collective creativity of the thousands of people  who have participated in making more-than 30 'satellite reefs' in a dozen countries, from the USA  and Australia, to Latvia, Germany and the United Arab Emirates. This ever-expanding wooly archipelago is celebrated in a specially designed section that names all 7000+ contributors around the globe. In the fantastical landscapes of the Crochet Coral Reef, mathematics and evolutionary theory are united via feminine handicraft to create works of art at once visually powerful and ecologically pertinent. 


Author:            Margaret & Christine Wertheim
ISBN:               9780977962235
Published in:   2015
Pages:              206, includes color photos
Material:           Softcover
Size:                 8.5" x 10.5"
Item:                  504762


Expected Ship Date: 5-7 days