Masterpieces of Flower Photography From 1835 to the Present
- ISBN 9780500283486
- 30.00 x 24.50 cm
- Paperback with flaps
- 215 Illustrations, 56 in colour
- First published 2002
‘The most exquisite study of form and texture…stunning’ – R.A. Magazine
‘Extremely well presented, researched and produced...a must’ – The World of Interiors
‘Collections like this only come along once in a blue moon. My advice is: buy two, one to keep and one to give away to your lover, best friend, or whoever you consider worthy’ – The Shetland Times
Flora Photographica is a striking and extravagantly designed book. Each bloom shown here has been observed with that acuity of vision which only the most sensitive artist-photographers can bring to bear.
Here are Mapplethorpe’s tulips, half-metal, half-living creatures; Steichen’s delphiniums, preserved in an everlasting summery perfection of blues and pinks; Atget’s open-air profusion of poppies; Cunningham’s magnolia, richly fertile and lush; Man Ray’s surreal yet pure calla lily; Chris Enos’s dying poinsettia, its colours curdling in decay.
These are masterpieces of photographic art, in an astonishing range of media, from photography’s beginnings up to the present day. Full details of the techniques and processes used are elucidated in the introduction and commentaries by the acclaimed photo-historian William A. Ewing, but, above all, here are flowers as we have never seen them before.