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ELYSIUM – Shackleton Antarctic Visual Epic

Author: Michael AW
Foreword: Sylvia Earle

“By successfully combining the wisdom of science and passion of art, this masterfully illustrated volume provides both inspiration and evidence that action is urgently needed to protect the future of our water planet – and in so doing, the future of humankind.”  Sylvia Earle

Beautifully encased in a French fold jacket, printed on matt fine art paper using a 6-colour process, plus rainbow foil, Silver Stamping, Matt Lamination + Spot Varnish to enhance images.

Jacket, 8pp Endpaper + 180pp Text + 8pp French Fold Jacket
338mm W X 253mm H folded
150gsm Matt Art Acid free Paper
Text – high quality 6C process – 5C X 5C plus Spot Gloss and matt Varnish.
Jacket – 7 C process 4c plus silver stamping, Matt and spot UV
Fully cased, section hand sewn, head and tail band, with mull cloth, square back, jacketing

ELYSIUM – Shackleton Antarctic Visual Epic– Fine art book, Limited Edition
$AUD/ SGD 108.80  (includes postage and packaging within Australia, Malaysia & Singapore)

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ELYSIUM – Shackleton Antarctic Visual Epic

Principal Photographers: Michael Aw, Ernie Brooks, David Doubilet, Jennifer Hayes, Andreas Jascek, Amos Nauchoum, Jenny Ross
Artist: Wyland
Supporting Photographers: Emory Kristof, Steve Jones, Davide Vezzaro, Edward Dixon, Scott Portelli, Jorgen Rasmussen, Carl Brandes, Eric Bettens, Emily Chan, Stephen Henshall, Alhav Avila, Bartosz Strozynski, Henry Yip Elizabeth Quat, Wendy McIlroy, Gwen Noda, Chris Chan.

In February 2010, a team of 57 explorers comprising some of the world’s best wildlife photographers, film makers and marine scientists – David Doubilet, Jennifer Hayes, Emory Kristof, Michael Aw, Goran Ehlme, Ernest Brooks II, Amos Nachoum, Wyland, Leandro Blanco, Jenny Ross, Cabell Davis, Steve Nichol, Stuart Ireland, and Jonathan Shackleton (cousin of the legendary Sir Ernest Shackleton), embarked on a voyage to Antarctica. The expedition loosely followed the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew, travelled after they lost the Endurance in 1915, from the Weddell Sea, across the treacherous Drake Passage to South Georgia. The team captured the splendour of the fauna, terrain, sights and sounds of this enchanting region in a perspective that no one has ever seen before.

The Elysium team documented the current state of this last pristine wilderness: biological samples, photographic and video documentation captured every step of their journey. Their adventures were revealed on the evening of 12 April 2013, at the premiere of their multi-faceted movie. In addition, the finest of the 20,000 images captured, were displayed for the first time in exhibition from 13 April to 11 August 2013.

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Shackleton’s 1914 heroic Trans Antarctic Expedition, this limited-edition coffee table book, featuring exquisite imagery of the photographers from the Elysium Epic expedition to the Antarctic and South Georgia, was released. From over 10,000 images, the pictorial tribute encapsulates the finest pictures of the 2010 photographic epic by 57 expedition members, comprising some of the world’s finest image makers such as Ernie Brooks, David Doubilet, Jennifer Hayes, Michael Aw, Emory Kristof, Amos Nachoum, Wyland, Jenny Ross, Steve Jones and Davide Vezzaro.

With only 1914 copies of the limited edition released, this fine art production has been printed using the state-of-the-art production technique by Colourscan Singapore, reputed to produce books of superlative quality. This 100th Anniversary tribute book was released at the Elysium Epic exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, 12 April 2013.

Read the expedition report

ELYSIUM – Shackleton Antarctic Visual Epic– Fine art book, Limited Edition
$AUD/ SGD 108.80  (includes postage and packaging within Australia, Malaysia & Singapore)

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 $USD 138.80 (including postage and packaging worldwide)

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