Capturing Nature, 2022
Matthew Zucker & Pia Östlund

Hailed as the earliest precursor to photography, nature printing is the practice of using impressions from the surface of a natural object such as leaves, flowering plants, ferns, seaweed, snakeskin, and more to produce an image. The Zucker Collection is the most extensive collection of nature prints ever assembled, with more than 13,000 images across 130 rare and seminal works, including journals, published books, unique manuscripts, American Currency, and instructional texts related to nature printing from 1733 to 1902. For the first time, readers will be able to view these nature prints presented side by side, enabling unique comparisons while creating a visually stunning journey through the developments over a 175 year period in printing methods including photography with examples of cyanotypes. Capturing Nature is a beautiful reference work for scholars, artists, designers, botanists, and anyone interested in nature, botanical illustration, and printing.

A landmark visual exploration of nature printing, featuring 45 different techniques and hundreds of astonishing rare images. With contributions by Harry Willis Fleming, Nicole Hanquart & Régine Fabri, Naomi Hume, Jessica C. Linker, Adam Lowe, Pia Östlund, Harriet Rix and Michele Rodda.

Edition of 500 copies
Photography: Martin Slivka
Concept & Design: HallerBrun
Details: Paperback
Size: 9.22 × 13 × 1 inches
Pages: 352 plus a 7 page timeline-leporello
Cover: Blind embossed front and back
ISBN: 9780979032134

Awards: Honorary Appreciation Best Book Design in the World 2023, stiftung buchkunst
DN&D Wood Pencil / Book Design / Art & Design / 2023
Winner of the (AIGA) 50 Books | 50 Covers competition, 2022