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Rapture of the deep : the art of Ray Troll  Cover Image Book Book

Rapture of the deep : the art of Ray Troll / with an introduction by Brad Matsen and commentary by the artist ; foreword by David James Duncan.

Troll, Ray, 1954- (Author).


Rapture of the Deep collects some of Troll's best-known art along with many images never before published. The book makes powerful connections between biological diversity, the evolution of life on earth, and the careless habits of people. Rapture of the Deep celebrates Troll's vision with legendary works including "Spawn Till You Die," "Life's a Fish and Then You Fry," and "Bassackwards," in which fish use money, liquor, and literature as bait to lure humans. Troll's running commentary reveals the thought and inspiration behind his art. Writer Brad Matsen, Troll's longtime coconspirator, adds a lively introduction to the art and life of his "sole" brother.

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  • ISBN: 0520239474 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780520239470 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: iv, 133 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
  • Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2004.

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Formatted Contents Note:
The art of Ray Troll -- Alaska -- Stream of consciousness -- Dancing to the fossil record -- Fish storm on the Amazon -- Sharks and their relatives.
Subject: Troll, Ray, 1954- > Catalogs.
Fishes in art > Catalogs.
Troll, Ray, 1954- > Catalogues.
Poissons dans l'art > Catalogues.
Troll, Ray.
Natur <Motiv>

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Homer Public Library AK 760.092 TRO (Text) 000097547 Alaskana -- Nonfiction Available -

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