Bartram’s Boxes Remix - Canadian Woodworking Magazine

Wood Art Book Celebrates Legacy of 18th-Century Botanist John Bartram

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Schiffer Publishing is pleased to announce the release of Bartram’s Boxes Remix. A collaborative work between The Center for Art in Wood and Bartram’s Garden, this title is a wood art “challenge” celebrating the work of John Bartram, eighteenth-century explorer and botanist and founder of Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia. In conjunction with the book’s release, from May 2 to July 19, The Center for Art in Wood is holding an exhibit of works featured in the book at their space in Philadelphia.
In 1728 when he was 29 years old, John Bartram (1699–1777), a third generation Pennsylvania Quaker, bought a 102-acre site in the Philadelphia environs and started developing it into an arboretum that became known as Bartram’s Garden. He began sending seeds and plants to Peter Collinson, a London merchant, and many others after that, in wooden boxes he designed for the trans-Atlantic voyages. When a severe storm felled trees in the historic Garden in 2010, The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia challenged artists across the world to create works from the wood that expressed the botanist’s voice and dedication. Forty artists responded with diverse projects that keep Bartram’s spirit alive and celebrate nature, science, and design.
Size: 12″ x 12″ | 248 color photos | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764347368 | Binding: hard cover | $49.99