Rizzoli has just released the first copies of Nature Stands Aside, the most comprehensive collection of the work of one of the most important artists of our time, Rosamond Purcell,known for her strangely beautiful, often unsettling photographs of objects from the natural and man-made world.This efinitive monograph accompanies the first museum survey dedicated to Purcell at the Addison Gallery. With more than 150 illustrations, the book reflects the breadth of the artist's career from the late 1960s to the present day, and includes photographs, assemblages, collages, and installations that serve to illuminate and explore the shifting boundaries between art and science. From large-format Polaroid prints to objects rescued from obscurity, Purcell's empathetic, evocative, multifaceted work explores the interstices between the unsettling and the sublime, the beautiful and the bizarre, the natural and the manufactured. With contributions from an eclectic list of critical voices—including the acclaimed documentary filmmaker Errol Morris and the writer Christoph Irmscher—and featuring an interview between Purcell and fellow contemporary artist Mark Dion. Edited by Gordon Wilkins, the Robert M. Walker Associate Curator of American Art at the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover.