Edited by Robin Ravilious, introduction by John Hatt, photographs by James Ravilious
Eric’s son James spent his working life photographing rural Devon. This is a splendid selection of his superb work, mostly photographed within a ten mile radius of his home. An extraordinary record of a vanished way of life, and demonstrating a rare intimacy with his subjects.
Henderson, author of the marvellous Book of Barely Imagined Beings, recommends only curiosity and stubbornness as the means to render the familiar astonishing. An ambitious book that draws on philosophy, natural history, art, religion, neuroscience and nanotechnology by a beguiling and erudite author.