Herbarium Amoris

Author(s): Edvard Koinburg

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"Since 1999, I have collected pictures of plants. It has become a kind of photographic herbarium. The inspiration comes from Carl Linnaeus's writings about the reproduction of plants and I have tried to approach the subject with the same curiosity and eagerness as he clearly had. Linnaeus was free and poetic in both his speech and his text. He compared the sexuality of plants and humans as a pedagogic tool and he certainly was not shy. My aim has been to make pictures as Linnaeus himself would have done if he had access to our time's photographic techniques and to give Linnaeus insights into plant's sexuality a present-day shape."

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"Since 1999, I have collected pictures of plants. It has become a kind of photographic herbarium. The inspiration comes from Carl Linnaeus's writings about the reproduction of plants and I have tried to approach the subject with the same curiosity and eagerness as he clearly had". "Linnaeus was free and poetic in both his speech and his text. He compared the sexuality of plants and humans as a pedagogic tool and he certainly was not shy! My aim has been to make pictures as Linnaeus himself would have done if he had access to our time's photographic techniques and to give Linnaeus insights into plant's sexuality a present-day shape." - Edvard Koinberg"

Swedish photographer Edvard Koinberg, born 1964 in Stockholm, Sweden, portrays plants following the artistic tradition of the Swedish age of Enlightenment. Dutch painters from the 17th and 18th century have also been important inspirations. For the past ten years Koinberg has focused on personal projects, where plants and gardens are recurring themes, resulting in a number of exhibitions throughout Europe, and in the USA, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, China, Indonesia, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

General Fields

  • : 9783836514507
  • : Taschen GmbH
  • : Taschen GmbH
  • : March 2009
  • : 240mm X 316mm X 28mm
  • : Germany
  • : January 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 320
  • : 320
  • : 779.343
  • : 779.343
  • : Edvard Koinburg
  • : Edvard Koinburg
  • : Hardback
  • : Hardback