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Rockman, Alexis 1962-

Overview
Works: 49 works in 80 publications in 2 languages and 1,342 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Artist, Illustrator
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Alexis Rockman : a fable for tomorrow by Joanna Marsh( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concrete jungle( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 19th century, Eugene Scheifflin, prosperous New York drug manufacturer, amateur ornithologist and Shakespeare enthusiast, had a plan: to inventory, import and naturalize every bird mentioned by the Bard. Unfortunately for North American farmers and indigenous birds, Henry IV, Part 1 contains a reference to the starling. In 1890, Scheifflin released 40 pairs of European starlings into Central Park. A year later, the birds had already colonized Staten Island. It took the starlings just 55 years to establish themselves from coast to coast and north to Alaska, decimating many native species, including the bluebird. Concrete Jungle examines this story and myriad other examples of the unpredictable mutations and side-effects that have taken place as urban environments and Nature meet and sometimes collide
Concrete jungle by Mark Dion( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Future evolution by Peter D Ward( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone wonders what tomorrow holds, but what will the real future look like? Not decades or even hundreds of years from now, but thousands or millions of years into the future. Will our species change radically? Or will we become builders of the next dominant intelligence on Earth - the machine? These and other seemingly fantastic scenarios are the very possible realities explored in Peter Ward's Future Evolution, a penetrating look at what might come next in the history of the planet. Looking to the past for clues about the future, Ward describes how the main catalyst for evolutionary change has historically been mass extinction. While many scientist direly predict that humanity will eventually create such a situation, Ward argues that one is already well underway--the extinction of large mammals--and that a new Age of Humanity is coming that will radically revise the diversity of life on Earth. Finally, Ward examines the question of human extinction and reaches the startling conclusion that the likeliest scenario is not our imminent demise but long term survival--perhaps reaching as far as the death of the Sun! Full of Alexis Rockman's breathtaking color images of what animals, plants and other organisms might look like thousands and millions of years from now, Future Evolution takes readers on an incredible journey through time from the deep past into the far future
Swim in the void : poems by Gary Horn( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexis Rockman : second nature by Alexis Rockman( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexis Rockman by Alexis Rockman( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexis rockman: drawings from life of pi by Alexis Rockman( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexis Rockman, evolution by Alexis Rockman( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexis Rockman : drawings from Life of Pi by Alexis Rockman( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material by Alexis Rockman( )

in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guyana by Alexis Rockman( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoological/ botanical paintings
Internal external : [exhibition]( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green horizons : a synergy exhibition( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This ambitious, interdisciplinary project inspires artistic, environmental, economic, and social conversations surrounding an urgent 21st century topic: "What is green and what is sustainable?" Green Horizons invites the discussion of complex issues, including community, prophecy, humankind's often-unintentional impact on local and global ecosystems, and how we react to those impacts. The exhibition embraces these issues as its main themes through wich other artworks will explore the politics, nature, and spirit of environmentalism, breaking the mold and paradigm of traditionally conceived museum exhibitions"--Exhibition flyer, page [2]
Alexis Rockman : manifest destiny by Alexis Rockman( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alexis Rockman : wonderful world by Alexis Rockman( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alexis Rockman : the weight of air by Alexis Rockman( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alexis Rockman by Alexis Rockman( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"At the intersection of science and art, documentary and fantasy, the beautiful and the grotesque lies the work of Alexis Rockman, whose meticulously rendered paintings fascinate, amuse, and alarm us - often simultaneously - as they explore the relationship between man and nature." "A native New Yorker who frequented the American Museum of Natural History as a boy, Rockman is inspired by botanical and zoological illustrations, as well as early-twentieth-century murals and dioramas. Yet his work goes beyond those genres to portray, with dark humor, a variety of mutated and mutant animals (such as square cows and featherless chickens), interspecies couplings, and macabre visions of a future world defined by man's interventions that are the result of genetic engineering, pollution, and a loss of biodiversity. Sometimes nature strikes back: in The Ecotourist, for instance, the artist wryly depicts his own decaying corpse lying in the rain forest as an array of exotic creatures come to feed on him." "This illustrated volume is the first to offer a comprehensive overview of Rockman's oeuvre, from his early works, such as the fascinating yet disquieting Aviary, in which birds perch against a blood red sky, to his more recent Expedition series, inspired by the artist's field studies in the rain forests of Brazil and Guyana. Rockman's intense palette is captured in full-color images - over 225 in all. Important large-scale works, such as A Recent History of the World (58 x 255 3/4 inches) and Evolution (96 x 288 inches), are reproduced here with foldout pages that convey the scope and detail of his paintings. Ancillary illustrations - everything from Albrecht Durer's Young Hare to production drawings from Willis O'Brien's King Kong (1933) - point up the eclectic influences that invigorate Rockman's art and thinking: science-fiction iconography, Dutch still lifes, special effects in film, and ideas about the sublime." "Complementing the visual documentation of Rockman's work is commentary by the artist himself, culled from interviews conducted especially for this volume. Three incisive essays further elucidate the scientific and artistic influences on Rockman's art; at the same time, the authors describe how Rockman has broken with those traditions to create a unique, powerful, and at times haunting vision of the collision between man and the natural world."--Jacket
Jungla de asfalto by Mark Dion( )

1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alexis Rockman by Alexis Rockman( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alexis Rockman : a fable for tomorrow
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Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman American contemporary artist

Alexis Rockman Amerikaans kunstschilder

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