Ocean Flowers
impressions from nature

HC / 314 pages / 26 x 21 cm
Published by The Drawing Center and Princeton University Press

Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Oceans Flowers: Impressions from Nature' at The Drawing Center, New York (26.03–22.05.2004).

'Ocean Flowers: Impressions from Nature' was a groundbreaking exhibition, curated by Catherine de Zegher and Carol Armstrong, tracing the role of drawing and botany in the development of early photography in the mid-nineteenth century. Focusing on a period of tremendous advances in graphic media, the exhibition featured over 300 beautiful natural-history illustrations from the Victorian era. 'Ocean Flowers' highlighting the fertile exchange between drawings, 'nature prints' (direct imprints from plants), hand-colored prints, mounted specimens, and 'photogenic drawings' (photographs made without a camera).

Laureate for the Plantin Moretus Award 2005


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