Farm Anatomy the Curious Parts & Pieces of Country Life
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Farm Anatomy the Curious Parts & Pieces of Country Life

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From keeping chickens to raising vegetables, the allure of farm life is permeating popular culture. Noted artist and illustrator Julia Rothman has caught the bug, and from her Brooklyn studio she offers "Farm Anatomy", an enticing visual guide to the parts and pieces of rural living. Dissecting everything from tractors, pigs, and sheep to fences, hay bales, crop rotation patterns, and tools, Rothman paints a richly entertaining and informative picture of life in the country. Readers will discover fascinating facts on every page, from the shapes of squash varieties to the parts of a goat; from how a barn is built to what makes up a beehive. Every corner of the barnyard is uncovered, revealing its own distinctive vocabulary and cultivating a new appreciation for the complexity of living close to the land. Known for her ability to communicate detailed information in a visual format, Rothman provides an irresistibly browsable book that will appeal to people of all ages. The practical and the curious combine in instructions for everything from making cheese to spinning wool.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 165 x 229 x 22.86mm | 612.35g
  • North Adams, United States
  • English
  • full colour illustrations throughout
  • 1603429816
  • 9781603429818
  • 51,075

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Bantams and Buckwheat, Hackles and Harrows

Talk the talk of the country with Julia Rothman's entertaining and informative visual tour of life on the farm. Her drawings, diagrams, step-by-step sequences, and dissections reveal everything from the parts of a milking machine and the anatomy of a pig to how to plow a field and shear a sheep. You'll be delighted by how much there is to discover.
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"Charming drawings and handwritten text make this the perfect picture book for grown-up dreamers." Farm Anatomy fits perfectly into my growing collection of books that will come in handy when I give up city life for green acres. (Or more realistically, when I'm sitting in my city apartment needing a quick armchair-style escape.)
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About Julia Rothman

Julia Rothman is an illustrator, pattern designer, and author. In addition to working for clients such as the New York Times, Target, and Ann Taylor, she has her own lines of wallpaper, stationery, fabric, and dishware. Rothman has authored, coauthored, and illustrated ten books including The Nature Anatomy Notebook, Food Anatomy, Nature Anatomy, and Farm Anatomy. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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775 ratings
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4 35% (270)
3 18% (143)
2 3% (24)
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