To mark the publication of The New Sylva, Bloomsbury Publishing have released a digital sampler of the book.
Originally posted on Gabriel Hemery:
I’m looking forward to being interviewed this morning by BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz on BBC Radio Oxford. I will be talking about forests and the work of the Sylva Foundation — the Oxfordshire-based charity I co-founded five years ago — and The New Sylva which was released in the US this week.
Will’s programme starts at 0900, and I will be on between 1000-1030.
You can listen to the programme on the BBC website for one week (listen from 1:08)
The New Sylva has won an award for design from the International Society of Typographic Designers.
The Premier Award for books was collected by Peter Dawson, Creative Director of Grade Design at a ceremony in Bexhill-on-Sea, at the De La Warr Pavillion.
Title The New Sylva
Studio Grade Design
Art direction Peter Dawson
Designers Peter Dawson, Louise Evans
Peter Dawson said: “I’m absolutely delighted that our design and craft for The New Sylva title has been recognised with a Premier Award by the International Society of Typographic Designers Awards 2014. It’s a huge coup for me personally and for the studio, as it’s such a prestigious award and one that is judged to the very highest of standards.”
“There can perhaps be no greater tribute to Dr Gabriel Hemery’s The New Sylva than that it manages to inhabit the soul of Evelyn’s original, whilst reinvigorating it, and reshaping his message for our times.”
“Its pages contain not merely descriptions of the appearance of individual species . . . It is a magisterial work that combines art and history with science.”
“The book is a stimulating read, and beautiful to look at.”
The New Sylva – by Jack Watkins
The Countryman, October 1st 2014
Join the author of The New Sylva on a guided walk around the Sylva Trail at Harcourt Arboretum. Learn more about what inspired him to rewrite Evelyn’s landmark book of 1664, what trees have meant to us over the centuries, and the future of our forests. Gabriel is a chartered forester and is Chief Executive of the Sylva Foundation.
Tickets cost £15
To book your ticket, please click here