The Edge of Things Joan and Neville Gabie
Blickling Hall Norfolk.
Neville and Joan Gabie have been commissioned by the National Trust Trust New Art programme to make work in response to the library of Books. Blickling Hall has the largest library of books in any National Trust House, some 12,500 books from early manuscripts, to the bulk of the collection, from the age of Enlightenment.
Neville and Joan have selected three subject areas to respond to; Natural History, Language, and Science. In particular they are responding to a number of specific books including;
Eliot Bible – printed in Cambridge Massachuesetts 1663
Micrographia, or Minute Bodies – Robert Hooke 1665
Harmonia Macrocosmica 1661
Sphaera Mundi – Johannes De Sacrobusso – 1478
Historia Animalium – Conrad Gessner 1551- 1558