Anthropomorphism has long been a trademark of van Dongen's work. However, what distinguishes the pictures assembled in Proof is their illustration of the unexpected and breathtaking effect of time on untreated master proofs. Though some of these Polaroid images are no older than a few years, they all seem to have been pulled from an exquisite, moldering time capsule. Unstable chemicals have randomly burned, flashed and splashed his fine images. The result is spellbinding. Perky blooms and sensual bouquets simultaneously relay a wisdom of age and mortality. Ron van Dongen’s photographs have been the subject of numerous monographs, and are widely exhibited and collected in the United States, Europe and Asia. This first edition of Proof is limited to 750 copies for international distribution.

Published by Nazraeli Press
Introduction by Charles Froelick

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No flower incites passion and fervor quite like the tulip. Revered, cultivated and coveted for more than a thousand years, the tulip is at once historically significant and disarmingly modern. The Tulip Anthology brings it history and enduring power into sharp focus, marrying celebrated photographer Ron van Dongen's exquisite contemporary studies of the Tulipa genus with the words and artworks it has inspired over the last millennium. From eleventh-century poetry to the Dutch Masters of the early 1600's and twenty-first century photographs, it demonstrates our entanglement with a flower that has the capacity to enchant, inspire and even lead men to their ruin.

Published by PQ Blackwell
Introduction by Anna Pavord

Nature's most beautiful works of art, flowers have reigned for centuries as symbols of love, gratitude, friendship and remembrance. In Bloom a Day, celebrated photographer Ron van Dongen matches each day of the year with its corresponding blossom. A gorgeous photography book, van Dongen's work captures the rich color, exquisite detail and sensual form of 366 different flowers.

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Perhaps the most recognized and widely-collected photographer of botanical studies working today, Ron van Dongen’s shift to color work was first documented in the monograph, Effusus. His follow-up book, Aurora, presents 33 gorgeous new plates printed in an oversized format, bound in Japanese cloth.

“This is superb formal photography, a melding of elegant observation with attention to form and fragility, and yielding the deep beauty that arises from such single-minded observation: a precise observation of the physical world, whose precision invokes both the sensual and the spiritual. ”—Katherine R. Lieber, ArtScope.net

Published by Nazraeli Press
Introduction by Juliet Roberts

Adding a subtle twist to his first book in the celebrated Nazraeli Press One Picture Book series, Rosa Ferreus, Ron van Dongen follows up with A. angustatum. This time, a frame-by-frame recording of “Arisaema Angustatum, 2001” captures the plant’s transition from a tender, unassuming shoot photographed in black-and-white to the mature arisaema shown right in all its glory.

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If anyone can provide us with insight into the meaning and essence of a flower, it is acclaimed botanical photographer Ron van Dongen. Bloom presents the flower as art—water lilies, daffodils, irises, tulips, roses—all in exquisite detail and vivid colour. From the palest powder-pink of a Helleborus x hybridus to the deepest, almost-black burgundy of Papaver ‘Black Cloud’, and featuring a selection of his renowned black-and-white photographs, van Dongen captures the essence of the world of flowers. In the spirit of Georgia O’Keefe and Robert Mapplethorpe, Ron van Dongen also captures the essence of a world in bloom—a world rich in colour, exquisite detail and sensual form.

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Introduction by Peter Fetterman

Ron van Dongen's eighth monograph, Effusus documents the artist’s recent shift to color photography. While the earliest work reproduced in this book dates from 1997, the vast majority of plates were made during the past two years. At the urging of gallerists and curators—bowled over by the early examples they had seen—van Dongen has recently begun to exhibit his color work to much critical acclaim. Effusus is printed in an oversized format, hardbound in Japanese cloth.

Published by Nazraeli Press
Introduction by Ralph Lauren

Printed in duotone on matt art paper and hand-bound in green cloth with a tipped-in cover plate, Ops Opis presents a new selection of Ron van Dongen’s utterly seductive images. The focal point of his lens ranges from the mouth-wateringly perfect bunch of grapes, to the glorious exuberance of flowers in full bloom and the daintier, more demure floral specimens. van Dongen shows us that plants are delicate and resourceful, decorative and essential, and temptingly tactile while commanding respect. But perhaps above all, he presents them as things of great beauty to linger over and enjoy.

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Introduction by Jane Jackson

Flowering Passion is Ron van Dongen's sixth monograph. This small sized (6 x 6 inches) publication contains 80 of van Dongen's floral portraits, combining some of the photographer’s most well-known images with newer work.

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OUT OF PRINT

Like two earlier monographs, Alba Nero 1999) and Vulgaris (2000), Nudare confirms van Dongen's position as the most innovative and exciting artist working in the genre today. This large format book—14 x 17 inches—contains 32 duotone plates printed on matt art paper, hand-bound in gray cloth with a tipped-in cover plate. Ron van Dongen's work has been exhibited throughout the country, and is housed in important collections throughout the United States and Europe.

Published by Nazraeli Press
Introduction by Carolyn Quartermaine

Rosa Ferreus, Ron van Dongen’s first title in the Nazraeli Press One Picture Book series, documents the apparent reincarnation of two roses. Six digital photographs preserve the various stages his twin subjects experienced after full bloom. Presented in reverse order, and culminating in an original black-and-white photograph tipped into the final page of the book, these photographs bear witness to the beauty of life in all its stages.

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Vulgaris contains a stunning selection of botanical still lifes. By blending aspects of classical technique with an unmistakably modern approach to the subject matter, van Dongen has cultivated a unique contribution to the longstanding tradition of still-life floral studies. This large format book measures 14 x 17 inches. It contains 32 plates printed in duotone on matt art paper, hand-bound in white cloth with a tipped-in cover plate.

Published by Nazraeli Press
Introduction by John Berendt
Signed copies available

Ron van Dongen's gorgeous, large-format photographs of floral still lifes have quietly attracted an enormous following over the past decade. Alba Nero presents thirty of his most powerful works in an oversized hardcover format. In a formally seductive series of botanical studies, van Dongen unearths floral secrets and prickly symbols of our alternately nurturing and perilous relationship with nature. Signed copies of the first edition of Alba Nero are available upon request.

Published by Nazraeli Press
Introduction by Steve Jenkins