TOM BARIL - BOTANICA
Botanica is Tom Baril's second monograph and follows his remarkably successful self-titled book from 1997. Baril, who is responsible for printing the defining black & white works of the late Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1988), carries on his passion for producing exquisite imagery from both behind the camera and from the darkroom. Botanica reproduces sixty of Baril's flora images in a large format design that echoes the scale of his prints and harkens back to the early illustrated books of the nineteenth century and such classic tomes as the now-legendary Urformen der Kunst (1928) by Karl Blossfeldt. Singular in its grandeur and design, Botanica is certain to become a highly collectible book in its own right.
Dimensions: 11 x14 inches
Last copies (SIGNED by Tom Baril), publisher is out of business.
To order: please contact us
A signed limited edition
of 100 is
also available of which very few are left. Each copy comes in a
clamshell Box (see left).
Price: sold out
Tom Baril's elegant floral
photographs build on a long tradition of botanical
images visually take us to places once visited by
and modernist practitioners like Adolphe Braun, Man
Ray, and Irving
Penn. However, Baril distinguishes his own work from
that of his
forebears by solarizing Polaroid film, and using
techniques. He achieves stunningly beautiful results
that are at once
classic and contemporary. "In an age when the medium
is becoming more
and more high tech," Baril has commented, "I borrow
from the past to
create something which is both faithful to the
something that is uniquely mine."