Herbarium. Photographs by Joan Fontcuberta. Introduction (in German and English; jacket copy in French and Spanish) by Vilem Flusser. European Photography Göttingen, 1985. Unpaged. First edition. Hardbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Photo-litho reproductions.
An early collection of photographic constructions by the artist who would go on to do the books Fauna and Sputnik, these images of plant life both mimic and mock the seriousness of scientific photography. It is a continuation and, at the same time, a sly subversion of Karl Blossfeldt's Urformen der Kunst. With an introduction by famed theorist Vilem Flusser (1920-1991).
Near Fine+ in Fine- dust jacket; light foxing to extremities; jacket with some faint yellowing.