May 2013

Salvatore Arancio

Alexander Scrimgeour

For his 2012 artist’s book, Wonders of the Volcano, the Italian artist Salvatore Arancio reprinted a work of nineteenth-century popular science, transforming the engravings that illustrated it into geologically implausible fantasy landscapes, the better to bear out the promise of the book’s title. Though fanciful, these modifications are in keeping with the character …

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