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Flora photographica

£6.99

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Flora Photographica is a striking and extravagantly designed album that celebrates the beauty and pathos of flowers in all their forms. In these pages flowers speak to us with a greater intensity and more subtle modulation than in nature itself. For each bloom shown here has been observed with that acuity of vision which only the most sensitive photographers can bring to bear. What we see is both reality and revelation. The artist's eye decodes the flower's message and sharpens its beauty. 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. Roses and irises, zinnias and eglantines, orchids and camellias - all submit to the photographer's gaze, in opulent still-lifes, in spare renderings of a single sprig, in elegant anatomies and as emblems of personality in portraiture and nude studies. 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, an unparalleled display to marvel at, contemplate and enjoy.

Item details

Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-10:
0500283486
ISBN-13:
9780500283486
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson

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Flora Photographica is a striking and extravagantly designed album that celebrates the beauty and pathos of flowers in all their forms. In these pages flowers speak to us with a greater intensity and more subtle modulation than in nature itself. For each bloom shown here has been observed with that acuity of vision which only the most sensitive photographers can bring to bear. What we see is both reality and revelation. The artist's eye decodes the flower's message and sharpens its beauty. 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. Roses and irises, zinnias and eglantines, orchids and camellias - all submit to the photographer's gaze, in opulent still-lifes, in spare renderings of a single sprig, in elegant anatomies and as emblems of personality in portraiture and nude studies. 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, an unparalleled display to marvel at, contemplate and enjoy.

Condition:
Used: very good
ISBN-10:
0500283486
ISBN-13:
9780500283486
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson

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This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

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