Plant Kingdoms: The Photographs of Charles Jones

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Charles Jones is likely to remain forever a mysterious figure. We shall probably never know exactly how and why he came so obsessively and so brilliantly to photograph the plants he encountered in everyday life at the turn of the century. Yet Charles Jones did not photograph his vegetables, fruits, and flowers within nature. On the contrary, he isolated his works against neutral backgrounds - beguiling studio "portraits" of beans and onions, squashes and turnips, tulips and sunflowers, plums and pears. His ...
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New York, NY 1998 Hard Cover First Edition Very Good in Very Good jacket 128 pages, slightly oblong 4to. First Edition, 1998. "The Outsider Genius Saved from Obscurity by Chance ... Discovery." Preface by Alice Waters. Introduction by Robert Flynn Johnson. Includes illustration acknowledgments. Profusely illustrated with full-page b&w photographs by Charles Jones of the plant kingdom. Minor shelfwear to DJ. Tightly bound, with very clean and crisp pages. Overall, volume is in excellent condition. Read more Show Less

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Charles Jones is likely to remain forever a mysterious figure. We shall probably never know exactly how and why he came so obsessively and so brilliantly to photograph the plants he encountered in everyday life at the turn of the century. Yet Charles Jones did not photograph his vegetables, fruits, and flowers within nature. On the contrary, he isolated his works against neutral backgrounds - beguiling studio "portraits" of beans and onions, squashes and turnips, tulips and sunflowers, plums and pears. His techniques - close-up viewpoint, long exposure, and spare composition - anticipate by decades the later achievements of modernist masters, for here was an "outsider" genius, who was saved from obscurity only by the photographic collector Sean Sexton's chance discovery of his surviving prints in a London market. The photographs themselves are Jones' only statement. He left no notes, diaries, or writings to explain his reasons for the creation of such a prodigious and concentrated body of work, superbly reproduced in this volume. Revealing art in nature, Jones' images have a wider significance in the history of both photography and still-life, explored and explained here by Robert Flynn Johnson.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780765108364
  • Publisher: Smithmark Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Pages: 128

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