National Book Distributors A Tribute to Flowers
Fifty percent of the world’s ﬂower species are threatened with extinction. Each year, numerous ﬂowers disappear from the face of the Earth without ever being documented. Indeed, many of these natural beauties remain as yet unknown to humankind. Photographer Richard Fischer can be regarded as an ambassador for ﬂowers. For many years, he has staged graceful and endangered ﬂoral specimens in his photo studio, capturing the uniqueness and transience of each ﬂower. In collaboration with the world’s leading botanical gardens, his strikingly original images provide the ﬂowers with an aesthetic framework in which their power of expression and majesty remain intact. Fischer’s precise, yet delicate ﬂoral compositions record the unique color, form, and texture of each ﬂower, while signaling to the extraordinary beauty, diversity, and fragility of the natural world. Fischer’s inimitable ﬂower photographs have bestowed him with exhibitions around the world: at the United Nations in New York, the Palais des Nations in Geneva, and the renowned China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. Richard Fischer prints are much sought after collector’s items in the art photography market and calendars of his ﬂower images appear annually. Now, for the ﬁrst time, Richard Fischer brings together his best pictures spanning 15 years in one ﬂower photo- graphy book, showcasing his artwork and little-known ﬂoral exotica. Throughout the volume, the photographs are accompanied by informative and captivating texts, leading the reader through an unknown and dwindling world of ﬂowers.
Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm