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Best known for his surreal camera obscura pictures and luminous black-and-white photographs of books, photographer Abelardo Morell now turns his transformative lens to one of the most common of artistic subjects, the flower. The concept for Flowers for Lisa emerged when Morell gave his wife, Lisa, a photograph of flowers on her birthday. “Flowers are part of a long tradition of still life in art,” writes Morell. “Precisely because flowers are such a conventional subject, I felt a strong desire to describe them in new, inventive ways.” With nods to the work of Jan Brueghel, Édouard Manet, Georgia O’Keeffe, René Magritte, and others, Morell does just that; the images are as innovative as they are arresting.

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“Abelardo Morell’s  Flowers for Lisa makes love visible. His photographs have always reached for a new kind of vision and here it is, a completely original point of view, transforming and mysterious and nothing less than fantastic.” -- Alice Hoffman ― author of Practical Magic, The Marriage of Opposites, The Dovekeepers, and The Rules of Magic

“Astonishingly beautiful—simply jaw-dropping—a world of original wonders with a subject that one might have thought had been exhausted long ago.” -- Steven Pinker ― Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and the author of How the Mind Works and Enlightenment

“The astonishing images in  Flowers for Lisa, with their painterly explosions and surprising deconstructions, refract the world anew. Morell has captured the paradoxical: the essence of the things themselves (in this case, flowers as you’ve never seen them before); and the ineffable, tactile, full complexity of love. Bravo!” -- Cristina García ― author of Here in Berlin

“. . . . the most exhilarating photo book of the year . . . . The book is a tour de force, a sustained burst of emotion, and a transferable unit of joy.”
  ― The New York Times

About the Author

Abelardo Morell’s photographs have been collected and shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and more than 70 other museums worldwide. Lawrence Weschler is the award-winning author of True to Life (about David Hockney), Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder, and Everything That Rises, among many other books.

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John Spritz
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Another extraordinary outing with Abe Morell
Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2018
Every book with Abelardo Morell is a madcap personal adventure, a picnic, an outing. He has this crazy idea to turn off the road right over here and start exploring through the underbrush, and before you know it, the laws of physics are upended and you see beauty where you... See more
Every book with Abelardo Morell is a madcap personal adventure, a picnic, an outing. He has this crazy idea to turn off the road right over here and start exploring through the underbrush, and before you know it, the laws of physics are upended and you see beauty where you never thought you''d ever find it.

"Flowers for Lisa," like his books about books and Alice in Wonderland and camera obscura images and so much more - like ALL of them -- is a trip down the garden path that quickly leads into a world inhabited and inspired by images of Magritte, Renoir, Picasso, and a host of other artists and ideas, all sprouting like seeds from Abe''s imagination. But the genius of the book, and of his work, is all his own. The rare book that gives to the reader, and gives once more, and gives again.
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TJ Mcq
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My son, the Artist, loves this gift.
Reviewed in the United States on February 14, 2020
Got this for my artist son. He said he loves it! I was inspired to get it for him when I read about the artist whose pictures make up the book, in a National Geographic article.
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JKB
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A stunning collection of images!
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2018
I was intrigued when I saw the announcement for this book. I have a couple of other books by Morell, but this one seemed a departure. His imagination and execution of these photographs are nothing short of superb. His mastery of photographing flowers has reached a new... See more
I was intrigued when I saw the announcement for this book. I have a couple of other books by Morell, but this one seemed a departure. His imagination and execution of these photographs are nothing short of superb. His mastery of photographing flowers has reached a new level and will make some photographers want to throw their cameras away! This book is highly recommended.
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Roaster Man
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Good as New
Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2021
The seller was too modest. The condition of the book was as new as new can get. I am very pleased.
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Wallace B.
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Gorgeous, inventive photography
Reviewed in the United States on April 26, 2020
I ordered this book as a birthday gift for my artist/photographer son. He loves it! A very worthwhile purchase.
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DG
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Abe''s beautiful book
Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2020
Beautiful photographs exploring the ideas of floral still life we
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B. Kalish
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Fantastic gift for you and others.
Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2018
This is a magnificent book of images and expression of love. Every copy I buy, I end up giving away to someone who admires it in my home. A feast for the eyes and the heart.
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marc westl
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A beautiful book and a beautiful story
Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2020
Flowers wilt and fade, but this book is a beautiful and lasting Valentine gift
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Curious beautiful book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 3, 2019
Terrific book, full of sensory fun
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2021 new arrival Flowers for Lisa: A Delirium popular of online Photographic Invention outlet online sale

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2021 new arrival Flowers for Lisa: A Delirium popular of online Photographic Invention outlet online sale

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2021 new arrival Flowers for Lisa: A Delirium popular of online Photographic Invention outlet online sale

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