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Flower

By Andrew Zuckerman
Images that reveal, with rare sensitivity, the essential nature of their subjects.

Andrew Zuckerman’s Flower is predicated on contemporizing the well-mined terrain of botanical imagery. Culled from an investigation of over 300 species, Zuckerman aims, as always, to translate the essential nature of his subjects and unearth qualities that have previously escaped scrutiny.

In the blank field of pure white light, each flower exists on its own terms.

Every aspect is made explicit. What one notices immediately are the astonishing gradations of color and variations of form, followed by boundless textural nuance. The effect of this precision is at once taxonomically specific and startlingly lovely. The images contained within transcend still life. These are flowers in a distinct time and place, responding to the pull of light, gravity, and water. At close range, they reveal a kind of topography for survival, exposing the structural motivations— vascular, respiratory, reproductive—for such arresting physical beauty.

About the Author
Noted filmmaker and photographer, Andrew Zuckerman, utilizes a multitude of platforms to produce work that is systematically executed, conceptually based, and democratically presented. Minimalist in nature, Zuckerman aims to create atmospheres of clarity and neutrality to facilitate the viewer’s access to the material. He has employed this distinctive approach in four critically acclaimed multi-media projects—Creature (2007), Wisdom (2008), Bird (2009), and Music (2010)— which have been realized as books, films, and traveling exhibitions. His books have been translated into numerous languages and published in 18 internationaleditions. His latest book, Flower, will be published in October 2012. Zuckerman’s 2007 short film, "High Falls,” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was selected as Best Short Film at the Woodstock Film Festival. His work has been exhibited extensively worldwide, and has been collected in and commissioned for public and private collections. He lives with his family in New York City.

Publisher: PQ Blackwell
Distribution: Wild Dog Press
ISBN 978-1- 92044
Availability: All good booksellers


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