Monday, May 24, 2010

Book Shelf: The Beautiful Naturecraft Book, Sterling Publishing, 1979

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Few volumes approach the gorgeousness of the Beautiful Naturecraft Book, a how-to guide which makes a compelling case for making shit out of pine cones, seashells, driftwood and leaves. I suspect the lurid color photography was already old by the time this was published, but what photography! There is so much to say about this sacred text – I'd form a religion around it if I didn't suspect that Amy Sedaris and Todd Oldham already had. Today, though, let's just make do with contemplating some of the more stirring images from the book. Meet your new pantheon:



John said...

At last! I have a vision for decorating my spare room.

HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...

Maybe I'm just having a bad day but everything up there screams DEATH to me, especially smiling rock turtle.

Peteykins said...

They might seem scary at first, but I know you will eventually accept them as your adorable personal saviors.

samael7 said...

"What's he doing?"

"Same thing he does every day. Just sits there, rocking, back and forth, saying, 'Pinecone owls... pinecone owls.'"

"Poor bastard. What could do that to a man?"

lorrwill said...

Its! When does the Tea Party start hating on this?