Flower Is... “is one of Frank’s great books (which means it is one of the greatest of photobooks), demonstrating magisterially, as he himself says in the book’s introduction, ‘my hopes and my sadness with photography’.” -The Photobook
LIMITED FIRST EDITION, ONE OF ONLY 500 COPIES. A FINE COPY IN THE ORIGINAL SHIPPING BOX.
Created “primarily as a memorial album to his daughter, Andrea, who was killed in an aeroplane crash ... the whole tenor of the book is forlorn... Never have flowers—that most uplifting of subjects—appeared so woebegone. Seldom has the manic activity of industrial manufacture seemed so pointless. And the Nova Scotia landscapes and still lifes—beautiful, bleak, elegiac—reveal an artist at the height of his powers but hardly at peace with the world or himself.”
Flower Is... constitutes “a major new statement in still photography... [and] can serve as an eminently fitting apotheosis for stream-of-consciousness photography” (The Photobook, I.264). Designed by Kohei Sugiura with Atsushi Sato. With introduction by Frank. Illustrated with 81 full-page photographs.
(Tokyo): (Yugensha), (1987). Folio (343x250mm), original pictorial gray silk, original slipcase with mounted photographic reproduction; in the original shipping box. A fine copy.
Price: $7,700 .