BOTANICA: PHOTOGRAPHIES DE VEGETAUX AUX DIX-NEUVIEME ET VINGTIEME SIECLES [PHOTO COPIES SER., NO. 10]Paris: le Centre National de la Photographie, 1987. Approx. 11" x 10.25" VG black softcover with right-facing ivory lettering. Text in French. Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Botanica" at the Palace of Tokyo (December 10, 1987 - February 29, 1988) but is not a comprehensive catalogue of all works presented there. Still, 26 photographers across the decades are here represented. Glassine top layer of wraps peeling, particularly along spine; abrasion and a couple of tears from softened edges and corners. P.O.I. or penned private observation in French on ffep that echoes the simultaneously sultry and alien textures of the botanical photos within. Some astonishing images from photographers as varied as Karl Blossfeldt, Harry Callahan, Adolphe Braun, Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Misrach, Maxime Ruiz and Imogen Cunningham. Shelve in Photography.
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