LoveReading4Kids

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

Leendert Blok Silent BeautiesPhotographs from the 1920s

Written by Gilles Clement

Leendert Blok Silent BeautiesPhotographs from the 1920s Synopsis

Leendert Blok (1895-1986) experimented with color photography and the use of the panoramic format. In the twenties, 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 captured flowers like objects of desire, using the Autochrome Lumiere technique. For Blok, photography relates 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 of the Dutch Golden Age. Tulips, dahlias, daffodils, irises, hyacinths, and peonies reveal themselves in all their glorious diversity. The photographs of Leendert Blok are reminiscent of botanists' slides of yore, immersing us in the immanence of plant life, in which each flower becomes sculpture. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-4036-4)

Book Information

ISBN: 9783775740371
Publication date: 3rd July 2015
Author: Gilles Clement
Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 176 pages

More Books By Gilles Clement

Cover for A Big Garden by Gilles Clement
Cover for Leendert Blok (German Edition) Silent BeautiesFotografien aus den 1920er-Jahren by Gilles Clement
Cover for Artificial Gravity by Gilles Clement
View All Books By Gilles Clement

Share this book

LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Schools
NEW INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE LAUNCHED!    Read More
×