Herbarium. Photographs by Joan Fontcuberta. Introduction (in German and English; jacket copy in Spanish) by Vilem Flusser. European Photography Göttingen, 1985. Unpaged. First edition. Hardbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Duotone reproductions.
An early collection of photographic constructions by the artist who brought us Dr. Ameisenhaufen's Fauna, 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
Fine- in Fine- dust jacket; light foxing to board extremities; trace of yellowing to jacket.