The garden of Apparitio Albinus is an astonishing place whose location is unknown, made of wild plains and haunted woods and populated by marvellous creatures that swarm in the greenery, swim in the oceans and cut through the skies. In a phantasmagoria of shapes, sounds and colours, Claudio Romo explores the secret meanderings of nature and of the human mind, taking us into a carnivalesque and at times sinister world that shows us how life feeds on anomalies and eccentricities. Beside friendly, intelligent automata and curious creatures half-human and half-plant, you will meet infernal machines, killer fishes, and mysterious beings that are beyond human understanding - all classified with a scrupulous and scientific approach in this volume that lies somewhere between a medieval bestiary and the catalogue of curiosities of an eccentric sixteenth-century collector. Drawing on mythological, alchemical, and science-fiction imagery, Romo reminds us of the ephemeral nature of reality, which is nothing but the product of fantasy.
A sumptuous feast of a book, Frida allows the reader to enter this revered artist's world, both literally and metaphorically. Through a series of consecutive...View full product details