Still Life (Hardcover)

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Still Life (Hardcover)

By Doan Ly, Rose Courteau (Introduction by)


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Still Life is a photographic celebration of the work of New York City–based florist, artist, and photographer Doan Ly and her studio, a.p. bio.

Ly's stunning work elevates floral design to an art form. While photographs of her floral vignettes are reminiscent of old masters' still life paintings, her playful and innovative use of color and lighting are decidedly contemporary.

This spectacular collection of Ly's own exquisite photographs of her still life creations is unlike any other floral design book. Still Life captures Ly's unique and inspiring aesthetic, which has drawn a dedicated following on social media. An engaging interview with Ly brings insight into her creative process and what compels her to continually explore the ethereal and poetic possibilities of her work. As Ly says, "I want to be caught off guard. I want to see anew. I want to experience a quiet moment that is larger than life. I want to learn something, but mostly, I want to share beauty and bring joy."

AN ENTIRELY UNIQUE FLOWER BOOK: Sophisticated design and fashion-centric photography make this a distinctive volume of contemporary and botanical art.

POPULAR AUTHOR: Doan Ly’s unique installations have been created for weddings, events, and museum exhibits. She and her photography have been featured in the New York Times T Magazine, Vogue, and many more print and online publications.

GORGEOUS GIFT: Beautifully designed with full-color photographs, making this a memorable gift for any occasion, including Mother’s Day, birthdays, and graduation.

Perfect for:
  • Anyone interested in floral design, photography, artistic flower arrangement, and art books
  • Mother's Day, holiday, graduation, or birthday gift for fashion-forward aesthetes
Doan Ly is a florist, artist, and photographer and the founder of her New York City studio, a.p. bio. Ly designs, installs, and photographs non-traditional designs for events and editorial assignments. 

Rose Courteau is a New York City–based writer whose work has been featured in T: The New York Times Style Magazine and The Atlantic.
Product Details ISBN: 9781797222622
ISBN-10: 1797222627
Publisher: Chronicle Chroma
Publication Date: June 20th, 2023
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Go
“This collection of images by floral artist Doan Ly are dramatic and convey many emotions through visually simplistic but bold layouts…[that] achieve the illusion of dynamic movement via super-saturated colors and high-definition sharpness….The book also incorporates colorful vintage-style glassware and table settings and adds a touch of whimsy, via socks and hosiery laden with fruit. Little to no captioning throughout the book keeps readers focused on interpreting the images in their own way. Suitable for a wide range of readers, including art and design professionals, flower lovers, art students, and those searching for a bold coffee-table book that serves as a conversation starter.”

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“A celebration of visual storytelling at its finest, Still Life is a must-have for flower and art enthusiasts of all ages. Readers can appreciate Doan Ly's modern (and uniquely personal) interpretation of classic art styles, and her meticulous eye for photography and floral design is inspiring and evocative. By paying homage to the boundless nature of human ingenuity, Ly's compositions exude beauty while simultaneously reshaping our perceptions of it.”