Flora & Fauna (2008)
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 2008
0.800.0FAUNA0FLORA: The Guide to the Flora and Fauna Information Service (2008) is a 52-page artist’s book in the form of a guide. The guide outlines in how to use the toll-free telephone service in order to help preserve and protect plants and animals. The toll-free telephone service operated throughout the United Kingdom in January and February 2008. While the guide strives to protect animals around the world it emphasizes the plight of flora and fauna in the region that includes Iraq, Iran, Syria, Jordan and parts of Turkey, Chechnya, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. The text in the book is based on the toll free telephone service. The guide suggests practical solutions to the restoration of plants and animals through the purchase of safety and rescue equipment for animals or through the sponsorship and cultivation of ancient plants whose heritage is endangered by events such as the accidental bombing that destroyed the National Farm Seed Bank at Abu Ghraib Iraq.
offset and laser edition of 500
a boxed edition of 50, including two other books from this series is published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Kønig, Koln, Germany.