About this project
Botanique is an homage to the botannical art of the nineteenth century, and combines old and new craft and technology in the format of a handmade book presented on exotic surfaces. This project is conceived, designed, and fabricated by master photographer Harold Davis and well-known book designer Phyllis Davis.
The 9" X 12" book features 12+ plates on surfaces such as vellum, Washi rice paper, and pearlized metallic substrate. One extradinary feature is the double-wide pull-out of one of Harold Davis's well known floral panoramas on Unryu "Dragon's Breath" Washi Rice paper.
Botanique is presented in a presentation case suitable for display and includes a hand-signed and numbered colophon with information about the materials and processes used, as well as the edition information. The book is limited to 25 numbered copies (plus five artist's copies).
Harold Davis states: "My wife Phyllis and I have colloborated on many successful bestselling photography books published conventionally. However, we both love using the latest technology along with the tradition of one-of-a-kind crafting, and have been experimenting with handmade art books. Botanique is a labor of love."
About Harold Davis
Harold Davis is an award-winning professional photographer and widely recognized as one of the leading contemporary photographers. His botanical work combining photography and digital painting is widely admired and featured in an upcoming exhibit benfiting the San Francisco Botanical Association.
Harold Davis is the author of more than 30 books, including Creating HDR Photos: The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Photography, Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis (Focal Press), The Photoshop Darkroom 2: Creative Digital Transformations (Focal Press), and The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processing (Focal Press).
Harold is the author of the Creative Photography series from Wiley Publishing.
“Harold Davis’s Creative Photography series is a great way to start a photography library”—Daniel Fealko, PhotoFidelity.
Visit my Harold Davis author page on Amazon.
Click the green Back this Project button on the upper right. You can pledge any amount starting at $1.00.
I hope that the idea of supporting my botanical art and handmade printmaking appeals to you.
I am also offering some tangible tokens of my appreciation for your support. These start at as little as $5.00.
For example, a $100 pledge gets you a phone session with me that you could use for Photoshop tutoring (or other subject of your choice). There are a limited number of $500 pledges that get you a numbered copy of Botanique (see the question below for more information about the availability and pricing of Botanique).
You'll see a complete list of the rewards I am offering along the right side of my project page above.
Please contact me and we'll see what we can arrange.
We haven't fully worked out the pricing of Botanique following the conclusion of the Kickstarter project---but you can be assured that we will never sell it for less than the pledge prices you'll see on Kickstarter. As is customary in the art world, we intend to price earlier numbered copies lower than the later copies in the edition. Since the edition is strictly limited (to 25 numbered copies plus 5 artist copies) it is likely that the value will go up over time.
At this point, two copies have already been committed in exchange for a $500 pledge. There are 8 more copies available at the $500 pledge level, 5 copies at the $1,200 level, and 5 copies at the $1,750 level.
The http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/472058814/botanique-a-hand-made-book-of-art-prints-by-harold is over on Monday August 27, 2012 at 2:55PM EDT. If the funding goal ($3,000) has not been reached at that point, no money changes hands. If the funding goal has been met, then your credit card will be charged the amount you have pledged.
Your credit card will be charged on August 27, provided that the funding goal has been met. Credit card payments are processed by Amazon.
Kickstarter takes a 5% fee and Amazon Payments takes another 5% fee of all pledges that are paid for a project that has successfully funded.
Provided the project is funded, address information for each sponsor is provided to us, and we will ship your reward to you (with my heartfelt thanks!).
It's all good because there's no limit to the amount a Kickstarter project can raise. Some Kickstarter projects do raise more than their initial goal, and I'm hoping that my project will be one of these success stories (we're only a few days into the project and off to a good start already!).
The pledge amounts for our tangible awards are based on shipping within the continental United States. If you would like a reward shipped outside the continental United States please contact us for the additional shipping amount, and then add the additional shipping charge when you make your pledge.
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