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Creator:
Finlay, Alec.
Title(s):

Mesostic herbarium : a phytological anthology / by various amateurs of botany ; being a partial heterodox collection of mesostic poems on the names of flora, arranged according to habitat.

Published/Created:
Edinburgh : Platform Projects, c2004.
Physical Description:
[188] p. : ill. ; 18 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (3 in.)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4.F44 M47 2004
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Limited edition of 4500 copies.
"Mesostic herbarium is an album of phytological and mycological poems collected from people in many countries. As with all the forms that I have adapted or adopted for artist anthologies ... the mesostic is guided by certain rules: choose a plant, its name gives a stem; compose a poem, one word per line ... The dynamic of words strung up and down a key chain--language in a tangle--suggested they be animated, and so we have produced a CD-ROM presenting 144 mesostics by children aged from six to fourteen ..."--From "Tangled language," at end.
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Botany -- Poetry.
Plants -- Poetry.
Platform Projects -- Publisher.
Form/Genre:
Artists' books.
Mesostics.
Poems.
CD-ROMs.
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