The Experiment Mushrooming
The Experiment Mushrooming


By Diane Borsato


Publication Date: March 28, 2023

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A one-of-a-kind, vibrant, illustrated guide to more than a hundred common and charismatic mushroom species found across the northern hemisphere, with engaging storytelling that explores the intersection between mushrooms and art and over 120 colorful illustrations

A vibrant, illustrated guide to over 100 common and charismatic mushrooms, with storytelling that explores the connection between humans, fungi, and art

In this charming and colorful illustrated guide, everyone from beginner mushroomers to advanced mycophiles can learn about the edible, the poisonous, and the strange: mushrooms named after fairies and demons, phallic specimens prized as aphrodisiacs, and mushrooms the color of precious jewels. Discover mushrooms that look so much like woodland birds they are shot at by hunters, mushrooms that glow in the dark, and so much more.

Author Diane Borsato also sees mushrooms as a lens for examining human interaction with nature. Her engaging stories show readers how artists use mushrooms to explore the unexpected wilderness of cities, what happens to our bodies after we die, and how we perceive the world and ourselves.

Mushrooming inspires readers to find the joy of the “quiet hunt” anywhere: in the forest, city park, market, and even the museum.

About the Author

Diane Borsato is an award-winning artist exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. An associate professor at the University of Guelph in Ontario, she teaches advanced courses in experimental studio.

Kelsey Oseid is an illustrator, author, and amateur naturalist. Her gouache illustrations focus on natural history and astronomy. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Format: Hardcover Paper over boards

Length: 240 pages

Publisher: The Experiment

Publication Date: March 28, 2023

ISBN: 9781615199587

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