Martin, Richard, & Harold Koda, "Bloom!"
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1995 | ISBN: 0870997491 | English | PDF | 32 pages | 5.76 Mb
Bloom is a celebration of flowers in fashion. A splendid array of flowers has always dwelled in the wardrobe, confirming that human striving for magnificence is only the simulation of nature s abundant beauty. To propose flowers in costume is, of course, to document only one of the countless floral manifestations of the Museum. Throughout The Metropolitan Museum of Art, bowers and bouquets of flowers thrive in paintings, pop into sculptural form, lend enchantment to porcelain vases and stained glass, and enhance the lush environments of manuscripts and tapestries. Painter Georgia O'Keeffe, no stranger to the singular beauty of flowers, proposed that “Nobody sees a flower really, it is so small, we haven t time.” Herewith, we insist on finding the time to look at the flowers of fashion.