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Caroline Harris / 2018


My copies of this artist's book are now sold out, but you can find it in the Singing Apple Press online shop and Bookart Bookshop in London.


‘Scrub’ is defined as a habitat dominated by shrubs or bushes, forming the margin between grassland or heath and woodland, and in coastal locations. Now recognised as ecologically valuable, it is also seen as a threat: scrub encroaches, and its species can be invasive. In built environments, scrub marks the ever-moving border between the human-made and the other-than-human.


Published by Singing Apple Press. With thanks to Camilla Nelson. 


SCRUB Management Handbook is a series of poetic and language art works. This first pamphlet of the series was conceived and parts of it made during a five-day residency at the Singing Apple Press and its garden in Mere, Wiltshire, in the summer of 2018.


The Artist’s Book version is a hand-bound concertina pamphlet that includes the inkjet-printed poetry text on Metaphor 100gsm recycled paper, unique cyanotype print cover on Seawhite 220gsm, hand-typeset ‘belly band’ printed using the Singing Apple Press ‘book press’, together with a species list and seeds gathered from the garden.


210 x 148mm / limited edition of 12

SCRUB Management Handbook No.1 Mere: Artist’s Book


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