Sumptuously illustrated, C.S RAFINESQUE: A FIELD GUILD is a book of poetry which centers on the life and accomplishments of the Nineteenth Century naturalist, Constantine Rafinesque. A French polymath without academic credentials, Rafinesque invented himself in the American wilderness as a professor of medicine and botany at a time when America was inventing itself and the discipline of natural philosophy was inventing itself into what we now call “science”. An early advocate of “evolution,” Rafinesque’s work would later prove useful to Darwin in his On the Origin of Species. Taking inspiration from nature illustration, the book brings to life not only the naturalist but a variety of fauna and flora named by him from spiderwort to hickory and from newts to curlews.
Steve Winhusen is a family physician living on the west side of Cincinnati with his wife April and son Daniel. He is author of THE BLUE CHIP CITY BOOK OF THE DEAD.
Joe Winhusen is an artist and art educator based in Indianapolis. In addition to many works and several shows, he is the creator of THE BLUE CHIP CITY BOOK OF THE DEAD. He has created works in many mediums, most recently using photographic decals fused to porcelain and photographic images realized on aluminum.