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Flora Photographica

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Vivid, bold, spectacular and unexpected! A definitive overview of one of contemporary photography’s richest and most innovative fields, showcasing flower imagery by 130 of the world’s leading practitioners.

There has never been a period in photography’s long history when flowers have not been a central focus, whether in the form of the classic still life, the botanical study, or incorporated into portraiture and studies of the human body, documented in street photography, or used subversively in surrealist collage and montage.

Today, flower photography remains, literally, in full bloom, with photographers the world over depicting flowers and floral motifs in novel ways — or respectfully extending established traditions. Featuring works by 130 photographers, Flora Photographica links the very best of flower photography from the past thirty years with its predecessors – not only canonical floral studies from the realms of photography since the first days of the medium, but also from botanical illustration, drawing and painting that have marked the collective imagination for centuries.

Works by contemporary photographers such as Pedro Almodovar, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Ruff, Vik Muniz, Valérie Belin, Viviane Sassen and Thomas Struth appear across nine thematic chapters, complemented by in-depth essays by curators William A. Ewing and Danaé Panchaud exploring the relationship between contemporary works and the rich traditions of floral art and photography.

Published by Thames & Hudson in 2022
272 pages & 200 illustrations
29.5 x 24.5 cm
Texts by William A. Ewing, Danaé Panchaud & the artists
British edition
ISBN 9780500024584

Additional information

Weight 1.9 kg
Dimensions 30 × 25 × 2.5 cm