After a lifetime of traveling and photographing in far-flung places such as Mexico, Ghana, Italy, Scotland, and France, Paul Strand began to concentrate on the stony beauty of his own garden. The work that constitutes The Garden at Orgeval offers a close, exacting study of nature’s forms and patterns: tiny button-shaped flowers, cascading winter branches, and snarls of twigs. While these photographs exhibit the precise vision that is so quintessentially Strand, they also reflect his increasing preoccupation with mortality and the fragility of existence.
Edited and with text by Joel Meyerowitz. Clothbound hardcover. 96 pages. 40 duotone illustrations.