McCabe, Chris, Pharmapoetica , 2013
- Pharmapoetica : a dispensary of poetry.
- London : Pedestrian Publishing, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- ,  pages : illustrations ; 21 x 15 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsPR1228.M33 M43 2013 Copy 2Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Elisabeth FairmanAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Poems by Christ McCabe. Notes and photography by Maria Vlotides.
"The alchemical and transformative process of language and its meaning through poetry are mirrored by the alchemical and transformative process of plants into medicinal drugs. Pharmapoetica: a dispensary of poetry is a collaboration between poet Chris McCabe and medical herbalist and artist Maria Vlotides. Initially conceived as an art installation consisting of a medical cabinet of poems about plants used pharmacologically, it has developed to include an accompanying book, a formulary of sorts, that not only contains the ten poems but images of the installation and working notes on which the poems are based. The poems themselves are also a narrative of the poet's relationship with his young son and his son's view of the world through these plants. Forewords by Professor Simon Gibbons of the UCL School of Pharmacy, and poet, ecologist, and PhD physicist Mario Petrucci."--Back cover.
Designed as two fold-out books bound together, that can be read as one or separately, with poetry on one side and notes and photographs on the other, mirroring the partnership involved in the collaboration between Chris McCabe (poet) and Maria Vlotides (artist and herbalist) as well as the unfolding or opening of a medical cabinet of jars labelled with poetry, a physical art piece on which the book is based.
Published in a limited edition of 500 copies.
BAC: British Art Center copies in original illustrated wrappers.
- Subject Terms:
- English poetry.Herbalogy.Pedestrian Publishing -- Publisher.Pharmacology.Plants.
- English poetry -- 21st century.
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
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