Pop-Up Houseplants That Don’t Require A Green Thumb.

houseplants pop-up book

No talent for keeping plants alive? No worries, that’s not necessary when it comes to this new lovely coffee table pop-up book by artist and photographer Daniel Gordon and paper engineer and designer Simon Arizpe.

Houseplants Pop-Up Book

daniel gordon houseplants pop up book

This highly collectible, limited-edition pop-up book is a work of art in itself, rendering Daniel Gordon’s sculptural forms into a new layer of materiality and animating them in a pop-up performance. The book consists of six works in pop-up form, some featuring simple plants, others unfolding more elaborate tableaux.

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Inspired by his interest in the popularity of certain subjects on the internet―houseplants among them―Gordon meticulously cuts up pictures found online to create sculptural and fantastical still lifes. He uses photography not to show reality, but to present a new version of it. The crumpled paper and mix of realistic and unnatural colors render the objects slightly goofy. “Without seams and faults and limitations, my project would be very different,” Gordon says. “The seamlessness of the ether is boring to me, but the materialization of that ether, I think, can be very interesting.” His pieces are a perfect marriage of digital and analog processes and of high and low artistic references, complicating what is understood as sculpture, photography, painting, and the cutout.

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daniel gordon houseplants book

pop up houseplants book

Format: Hardback
Number of pages: 12
Number of images: 6
Publication date: 2020-11-17
Measurements: 11 x 9 inches

houseplants pop up book front and back

The book published by Aperture retails for $150

Shop for it here.