Producciones de Arte y Pensamiento, S.L.
|Editorial||Olivares & Asociados SL|
|Year||November / 2007|
|Language||Spanish / English|
|Pages||From 160 to 200|
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EXIT #28 analyzes the representation of flowers in photography and video from nineteenth century pictorialism to the present day.
In her editorial Say it with Flowers, Rosa Olivares, editor and publisher of EXIT, considers the association of flowers with beauty, and the loss of the former language of flowers, in addition to analyzing why they are such photographic objects.Gill Saunders, curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, outlines in her article From Specimens to Sex Symbolsthe way in which flowers have been used by photographers over the past two-hundred years, surveying the evolution of their symbolism. In Immortal Flowers? Peter Bernhardt, Professor of Botany at Saint Louis University, Missouri, U.S.A., offers an account of the natural history of flowers since their birth 125 million years ago, and describes their scientific specificities in non-technical language. The surrealist Georges Bataille's classic text about the language of flowers brings the issue to a close.
There are also portfolios by Ori Gersht, Peter Hutchinson, Margriet Smulders and Marie-Jo Lafontaine, with texts written by the photographers themselves, and pictures by another forty artists, ranging from the color experiments of Edward Steichen and Imogen Cunningham to Jennifer Steinkamp's digital animations and the conceptual projects of Hans Peter Feldmann and John Baldessari, and the photo-collages of Stephen Gill and Paloma Navares.
As always, on the last pages one can find the index of artists, comprising the basic biographical references of all the artists included in the magazine.
Essays: Georges Bataille, Peter Bernhardt and Gill Saunders
Portfolios: Ori Gersht, Peter Hutchinson, Margriet Smulders and Marie-Jo Lafontaine
Artists: Ansel Adams, Bas Jan Ader, Laure Albin-Guillot, Nobuyoshi Araki, Anna Atkins, John Baldessari, Barbara & Zafer Baran, Karl Blossfeldt, Claude Cahun, Mat Collishaw, Imogen Cunningham, Carole Fékété, Hans Peter Feldmann, Fischli & Weiss, Joan Fontcuberta, Lee Friedlander, Daniel & Geo Fuchs, Gilbert & George, Stephen Gill, Juan Hidalgo, Charles Jones, Robert Mapplethorpe, Portia Munson, Paloma Navares, Nam June Paik, Jack Pierson, Anne & Patrick Poirier, Marc Quinn, Man Ray, Lucas Samaras, Sam Samore, Maurice Scheltens, Edward Steichen, Jennifer Steinkamp, Thomas Struth, Antonio Tabernero, Diana Thater, Andy Warhol and James Welling