This new and expanded edition of Joel Meyerowitz’s widely acclaimed 1983 photobook Wild Flowers features new and unpublished images, and a larger format. For nearly 50 years Meyerowitz has tended his visual garden in the streets, parks and cities that he has visited or lived in. He goes into the streets wide-eyed and passionate, carrying a machine ideally suited to the task of taking it all in.
One day, while editing, Meyerowitz stumbled upon a small group of photographs featuring flowers, which he had accumulated without realizing. He began to see that this innocent premise might serve to bring together a variety of his other photographic interests. Thus Wild Flowers was born. With a unique sense of visual humor and an unmatched attention to detail, Meyorowitz invites readers to see the natural beauty in the busy city landscape.
Edited with text by Ann Temkin. Text by Erica Cooke, Tamar Margalit, Christine Mehring, James Meyer, Annie Ochmanek, Yasmil Raymond, Jeffrey Weiss.
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Clth, 9 x 10.5 in. / 304 pgs / 350 color.
Pub Date 3/17/2020