Flowers for Lisa

A Series of Photographic Inventions



ISBN: 9781419732331 Category:

Abelardo Morell


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.

Additional information

Weight 1368 g
Dimensions 26.2 x 31.2 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 November 2018
Number of pages 144
Format Hardback
Contributors Contributions by Lawrence Weschler
Dimensions 26.2 x 31.2 cm
Weight 1368 g


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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.