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From the earliest years of her career, which began about 1906, until her death in 1976, photographer Imogen Cunningham explored botanical imagery with intelligence and originality. Her detailed examinations of nature combined scientific curiosity with the eloquent creative expression of a true artist.
Imogen Cunningham: Flora presents a stunning selection of Cunningham's botanical images dating from 1913 through the 1970s, with an emphasis on work from the 1920s and 1930s. More than half the images have never been published. In his illustrated essay, author Richard Lorenz discusses Cunningham's abiding amateur interest in botany and traces the evolution of her photographic imagery, which closely paralleled many of the technical and aesthetic developments of the twentieth century. Botanical notes on plants illustrated in the plates, a chronology of Cunningham's life, and a selected bibliography are included.
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Richard Lorenz is one of the foremost experts on Imogen Cunningham as well as the author of three previous books and eight exhibition catalogues on her work.From Publishers Weekly:
As seen in this stirring monograph, prepared for a photo exhibit in San Francisco, Cunningham glorifies the form, order and variety of nature's floral aspect with superbly controlled gradations of light, shadow and substance. This pioneering and eclectic California photographer, active from the century's beginning to the '70s, "isolat[ed] her subject;... minimized the background, expanded scale with close-up scrutiny, and formalized presentation" for her floral studies, writes curator-critic Lorenz in a broad-based and sometimes flowery text accompanying 161 photos. Though attuned to pure nature for most of her career, Cunningham was also a "sophisticated aesthete" who "often delighted in upsetting common values"--a startling example being her double-image portrait of the artist Morris Graves, who is "psychically incorporated" into a forested landscape. Through extensive resort to contrasts and affinities vis-a-vis Cunningham's contemporaries--Weston, Adams, Stieglitz et al.--the author encompasses a seminal era in artistic photography, with Cunningham, about whom he has written three other books, as the star.
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Book Description Bulfinch Pr, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M082122221X
Book Description Bulfinch Pr, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11082122221X
Book Description Bulfinch Pr. Hardcover. Condition: New. 082122221X New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0895762
Book Description BULFINCH, 1996. Condition: Nuovo. Cento fotografie, la maggior parte in b/n (illustrator). Prima Edizione. Fotografie di Imogen Cunningham. Testo di Richard Lorenz. Al termine dei ritratti le schede dove di ogni fotografia viene definito e descritto il fiore, la pianta, l'albero o la verdura fotografataNum Pagine 160 tela editoriale con sovracoperta illustrata. Seller Inventory # 360
Book Description Bulfinch Pr, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX082122221X