Saturday, 30 May 2009

Illustrated Book of the Week - Blackstock's Collections


Subtitled drawings of an artistic savant , this book presents over a hundred examples of the extraordinary work of Gregory L Blackstock. He is autisitic and an artistic savant throughout his life he has obsessively cataloged all that crosses his path. His visual lists can include anything from wasps to emergency vehicles. He has never received any artistic training, yet his renderings clearly and beguilingly show subtle differences and similarities – enabling the viewer to see, for example, the distinctive features of a Dolly Varden, a Pacific Coast Steelhead Cutthroat and forteen other types of trout !




The book is published by Princetown Architectural Press

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