Mimetic

Purdom, Mark (2017) Mimetic. Mimetic . Ramp Press, Hamilton, New Zealand. ISBN 978-1-877510-15-1

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Mimetic is sequel to Purdom’s multi award winning photo book From Certainty to Doubt. Mimetic as a work is an exposé of the photographer’s research, influences and continues the examination of nature’s fundamental survival strategies - mimicry, camouflage and deception, and how humans have adopted these concepts in their everyday lives. As well as new photographic subject matter, the book features ephemera, poetry, technical illustrations and text that influenced the aesthetic and conceptual direction of the project. The book urges the viewer to look and look again. Pushing the boundaries of art books, it celebrates the medium, drawing in the viewer with photography, strong design and beautiful construction; yet mimicking the subject matter held within - it continues to reveal and hide in turn.

Item Type:Book
Keywords that describe the item:from certainty to doubt, Mark Purdom, Camouflage, mimetic, ambiguity, cache, hidden, Camo,mimicry,deception
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NE Print media
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions:Schools > School of Media Arts
ID Code:5604
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Deposited On:18 Dec 2017 00:17
Last Modified:18 Dec 2017 00:17

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