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Field Studies: Walking through Landscapes and Archives by Chrystel Lebas brings together photographs,
texts and archival materials gathered since 2011.
Lebas has been working in collaboration with The Natural History Museum in London, using an unexplored
collection of landscape Glass plate photographs and field notes taken by British botanist and ecologist
Sir Edward James Salisbury (1886-1978) in the British Isles.
‘Over 100 years later, Chrystel Lebas adopts this same state of travel, transported by Salisbury’s historic
photographs.
Her subject is—just like Salisbury’s was—the study of landscape environments and their inhabitant plants.
Through photography and film Lebas traces the continual encounters between the forces of
the wind and the sea with humans, animals, and plants.’ Bergit Arends

Chrystel Lebas has travelled to places in Scotland and Norfolk, retracing Salisbury’s steps,
re-photographing the landscapes and gathering information on the landscapes ecology with the help of scientists. 
‘It is only when I started to work along side scientists that I began to understand that my remit was very different
from Salisbury’s. He was, after all, a photographer disguised as a scientist. Was I becoming a scientist disguised
as a photographer?’ Chrystel Lebas


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Field Studies: Walking through Landscapes and Archives, Chrystel Lebas
Chapter texts & Photographs by Chrystel Lebas
Introduction essay by Nanda van den berg
Essays by Dr Mark A. Spencer, Bergit Arends and Liz Wells
Designed by Hans Gremmen, Amsterdam
Published by Fw: books, 2017
English text
252pp., 207 photographs and Ilustrations
Softcover with canvas spine – 32x24 cm
ISBN 13 978-94-90119-46-1

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Field Studies: Walking through Landscapes and Archives, Chrystel Lebas
Special Edition of 20

The special edition is signed and numbered, presented in a box and accompanied by a Chromogenic print printed and signed by Chrystel Lebas.
Price: €295/£250.
For information please contact Chrystel Lebas

 

 

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Chapter texts & Photographs by Chrystel Lebas
Introduction text by Jean-Claude Lemagny
Essay Deborah Schultz
Designed by Anne Martiréné, Paris
Printed by Special Blue, London
English & French text
98pp., 69 photographs
Paperback – 210 X 297mm
ISBN 10 0954647807
ISBN 13 978-0954647803
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Text & Photographs by Chrystel Lebas
Designed by Anne Martiréné, Paris
Printed by Special Blue, London
English & French text
112 pp., 120 photographs
Paperback – 127 X 297mm
ISBN 10         0-9546478-1-5
ISBN 13  978-0-9546478-1-0


Documentation photographs ©Jean Luc Buro
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