PHOTOGRAPHER MONOGRAPHS

PUBLISHER
Hatje Cantz

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 7.75 x 10.25 in. / 176 pgs / 154 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2015 p. 42   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783775740371 TRADE
List Price: $39.95 CDN $53.95

AVAILABILITY
Out of stock

BROWSE THE 2020 FALL CATALOG

Preview our FALL 2020 catalog, featuring 500 new books on art, photography, design, architecture, film, music and visual culture.

  

HATJE CANTZ

Leendert Blok: Silent Beauties

Color Photographs from the 1920s

Text by Gilles Clément.

"IRIS, Ismene, Uma" is reproduced from <i>Leendert Blok: Silent Beauties</i>.Leendert Blok experimented with color photography and the use of the panoramic format. In the 1920s, the Dutch photographer worked in close collaboration with flower producers, providing color prints and autochromes for the display catalogues of the various species they cultivated. Blok portrayed flowers as objects of desire, using the Autochrome Lumière technique.
For Blok, photography related above all to the gaze. Muted tones and soft bronze hues reveal a timeless world of flora, in which corolla, petals and buds are sublimated by chiaroscuro. The flowers stand out against a plain dark background, alluding to the famous vanitas genre of the Dutch Golden Age. Tulips, dahlias, daffodils, irises, hyacinths and peonies reveal themselves in all their glorious diversity. Blok's photographs are reminiscent of botanists' slides of yore, immersing us in the immanence of plant life, in which each flower becomes a sculpture.

Leendert Blok (1895-1986) was born in Holland and studied journalism in South Africa before returning to Lisse, near Amsterdam, where he established his Photo Technischbureau company, for which he procured work from nearby horticulturalists, producing their display catalogues while experimenting with panoramic formats and color photography. From 1925, when the use of color photography was relatively rare, he began using the autochrome technique, which involved making composite images from three-color separations on glass plates with potato starches. The resulting images could not be duplicated.

"IRIS, Ismene, Uma" is reproduced from Leendert Blok: Silent Beauties.

Leendert Blok: Silent Beauties

STATUS: Out of stock

Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/29/2018

Silent Beauties for Mother's Day

Silent Beauties for Mother's Day

Produced via the Autochrome Lumière technique in the 1920s, Leendert Blok's gorgeous, sultry, early-color photographs for Dutch botanical catalogues are just about as sexy as it gets without tipping into O'Keeffe/Mapplethorpe territory. Each print is a composite of three-color separations on a glass plate—therefore unique and impossible to reproduce. If you're looking for the perfect gift for Mother's Day, we can't recommend this book highly enough. Beautiful paper and binding, exquisite reproductions, and the singularity of the material itself make for a sensual, fascinating gift. continue to blog


FORTHCOMING AND RECENT PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS

Danny Lyon: American Blood

DANNY LYON: AMERICAN BLOOD

Edited with introduction by Randy Kennedy. Conversations with Hugh Edwards, Nan Goldin, Susan Meiselas.

KARMA BOOKS, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781949172454
USD $35.00
| CAN $49 UK £ 30

Pub Date: 12/22/2020
Forthcoming


Leonard Freed: Black in White America

LEONARD FREED: BLACK IN WHITE AMERICA

Edited by Michael Shulman, Tony Nourmand. Foreword by Eli Reed.

REEL ART PRESS

ISBN: 9781909526778
USD $59.95
| CAN $84.95

Pub Date: 11/17/2020
Forthcoming


Weegee’s Naked City

WEEGEE’S NAKED CITY

Text by Christopher Bonanos, Christopher George.

DAMIANI/INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY

ISBN: 9788862086950
USD $39.95
| CAN $55.95

Pub Date: 4/7/2020
Active | In stock


Dorothea Lange: Words & Pictures

DOROTHEA LANGE: WORDS & PICTURES

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633451049
USD $55.00
| CAN $77

Pub Date: 2/25/2020
Active | In stock


Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

CECIL BEATON’S BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS

Text by Robin Muir.

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON

ISBN: 9781855147720
USD $49.95
| CAN $69.95

Pub Date: 5/12/2020
Active | In stock


Henri Cartier-Bresson: Le Grand Jeu

HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON: LE GRAND JEU

Edited by Matthieu Humery. Text by Javier Cercas, Sylvie Aubenas, Annie Leibovitz, François Pinault, Wim Wenders.

MARSILIO

ISBN: 9788829704200
USD $65.00
| CAN $92 UK £ 57

Pub Date: 8/25/2020
Active | In stock


Joel Sternfeld: American Prospects

JOEL STERNFELD: AMERICAN PROSPECTS

Text by Kerry Brougher, Andy Grundberg, Anne W. Tucker.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958296695
USD $125.00
| CAN $175

Pub Date: 2/11/2020
Active | In stock


Gordon Parks: The Atmosphere of Crime, 1957

GORDON PARKS: THE ATMOSPHERE OF CRIME, 1957

Edited with text by Sarah Hermanson Meister. Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt Jr., Glenn D. Lowry. Text by Nicole Fleetwood, Bryan Stevenson.

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9783958296961
USD $40.00
| CAN $56

Pub Date: 6/16/2020
Active | In stock


Leonard Freed: Police Work

LEONARD FREED: POLICE WORK

Edited by Michael Shulman, Tony Nourmand. Foreword by Studs Terkel.

REEL ART PRESS

ISBN: 9781909526709
USD $59.95
| CAN $84.95

Pub Date: 10/26/2021
Forthcoming


Robert Adams: Summer Nights, Walking

ROBERT ADAMS: SUMMER NIGHTS, WALKING

Text by Robert Adams, William Blake, Emily Dickinson.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958296848
USD $60.00
| CAN $85

Pub Date: 2/9/2021
Forthcoming


Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947–2019

ROBERT FRANK: BOOKS AND FILMS, 1947–2019

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958293069
USD $30.00
| CAN $42

Pub Date: 11/10/2020
Active | Out of stock


You've Got to Do a Damn Sight Better than That, Buster

YOU'VE GOT TO DO A DAMN SIGHT BETTER THAN THAT, BUSTER

By Hank O’Neal.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958297012
USD $50.00
| CAN $69.95

Pub Date: 2/16/2021
Forthcoming



print icon


arrow back


arrow next


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