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Mario Del Curto: Seeds of the Earth
Mario Del Curto: Seeds of the Earth
ACTES SUD

Hbk, 8.5 x 12.5 in. / 320 pgs / 200 color. | 2/27/2018 | In stock
$49.00



Mario Del Curto: Seeds of the EarthMario Del Curto: Seeds of the Earth

The Vavilov Institute

Published by Actes Sud.

In a former tsarist palace in what is now St. Petersburg, botanist NikolaÔ Vavilov (1887Ė1943), predicting the disappearance of plant biodiversity, built the worldís first seed bank. A living museum, the Vavilov Institute hosts roughly 330,000 specimens and stands as a monument to its creatoróa scientist who devoted his life to food security and died of starvation, a political scapegoat in the basement of a Soviet prison. One hundred years after Vavilovís first specimen-collecting expedition, Swiss photographer Mario Del Curto (born 1955) retraces the botanistís steps and meets the people who continue his work, seeking, selecting and preserving the planetís plant species. Part meditation on the scope of Vavilovís work and part travelogue into the heart of the Vavilov Institute and its 12 satellite stations, Seeds of the Earth is a beautiful and urgent meditation on food security, ecology and history.



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Hardcover, 8.5 x 12.5 in. / 320 pgs / 200 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2018 p. 159   

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