The Art of the Flower: The Floral Still Life from the 17th to the 20th Century Edited by Hans-Michael Herzog
Essays by Hans-Michael Herzog, Norbert Schneider & Rolf Sachsse
folio. pp. 144. profusely illustrated. biographies. bibliography. hardcover boards. dw. (lower left corner & end of spine bumped). [Zurich]: Edition Stemmle in association with Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany, .
ISBN-10: 3905514958 / ISBN-13: 9783905514957
Published in conjunction with an exhibition. Features flower art & photography.
The "flower piece" has existed as an art genre since the 16th century, but for decades the floral still life was considered unworthy of artists' attention because of its alleged superficiality and bourgeois banality. But now in the nineties, this old motif is enjoying a revival. The Art of the Flower places the genre in its historical perspective.