PUBLISHER
Actes Sud

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 5.25 x 8.25 in. / 192 pgs / 120 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2015 p. 152   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9782330048129 TRADE
List Price: $35.00 CDN $47.50

AVAILABILITY
In stock

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Boston, MA
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 03/12/15-09/07/15

BROWSE THE 2018 FALL CATALOG

From 'Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin' to 'The Swimming Pool in Photography' to 'Protest: The Aesthetics of Resistance,' with new monographs on Yayoi Kusama, Hilma af Klint, James Turrell and Jack Whitten, and announcing D.A.P. distribution for Glenstone Museum and SPBH Editions.

  

ACTES SUD

Jean-Michel Othoniel: The Secret Language of Flowers

Notes on the Hidden Meanings of Flowers in Art


Featured image, the entry for "Bellis perennis, English daisy," is reproduced from <i>Jean-Michel Othoniel: The Secret Language of Flowers</i>.During his 2012 residency at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel (born 1964) delved into the archives of the magnificent garden that Isabella Stewart Gardner, the first American woman to graduate with a degree in horticulture, cultivated around her residence. Othoniel examined the museum (where nothing has been moved since its owners died) and photographed the flowers in the tapestries, ironwork, architecture, furnishings and paintings, in such masterpieces as van Dyck's "Portrait of a Woman" with its innocuous rose, Piermatteo d'Amelia's "Annunciation" with its majestic lily and Bartolomé Bermejo's "Saint Engracia" with its enigmatic palm. This giftworthy volume presents his art-historical ABC of these flowers, from Acanthus to Zea Mays.

Featured image, the entry for "Bellis perennis, English daisy," is reproduced from Jean-Michel Othoniel: The Secret Language of Flowers.

Jean-Michel Othoniel: The Secret Language of Flowers

in stock  $35.00


Free Shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/13/2018

Mother's Day Magic in 'The Secret Language of Flowers: Notes on the Hidden Meanings of Flowers in Art'

Mother's Day Magic in 'The Secret Language of Flowers: Notes on the Hidden Meanings of Flowers in Art'

"My first works played with anemones buried in sulfur, cut and dissected pomegranates, flower petals pinned to walls," Jean-Michel Othoniel writes in The Secret Language of Flowers: Notes on the Hidden Meanings of Flowers in Art, which he created from works at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. "I loved Federico García Lorca's poetry, the wind in the poplars, the oracle in their foliage; I conscientiously pinned leaves from the álamo (poplar) onto maps of Spain. I burned matches—I was intoxicated by the sulfur fumes—and I plunged laurel branches into pink wax. I drew female sexual organs on dandelion heads. I harvested chestnut burrs in the park of Jouy-en-Josas." Featured image, of the rose flower as portrayed in a detail from Anthony van Dyck's "Portrait of a Woman with a Rose" (ca. 1635-39), is captioned, "The pink rose is linked to Saint Therese of Lisieux: 'I will send down a shower of roses from the heavens.'" continue to blog


JEAN-MICHEL OTHONIEL MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Othoniel

OTHONIEL

By Catherine Grenier.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857214214 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 10/16/2012
Active | In stock


Jean-Michel Othoniel: Obsidiana

JEAN-MICHEL OTHONIEL: OBSIDIANA

Text by Johannes Nilo, Lawrence Rinder.

ACTES SUD

ISBN: 9782330077488 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 2/27/2018
Active | In stock


Jean-Michel Othoniel: The Secret Language of Flowers

JEAN-MICHEL OTHONIEL: THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS

ACTES SUD

ISBN: 9782330048129 | US $35.00

Pub Date: 10/27/2015
Active | In stock




print icon


arrow back


arrow back


ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
75 Broad Street, Suite 630
New York NY 10004
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2017 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com