“The photographs in Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures, published this fall by Bloomsbury, are the result of a 15 year collaboration between two people immersed in old ways of doing things… What began with photos of a few squash that Goldman brought to Spagnoli’s Chelsea studio eventually grew into days spent on the farm, …
“The images seem to occupy a strange inbetween world. Marrying the old with the new to full effect, this book is one all those interested in alternative photographic processes and still life should own.” Black+White Photography (November 2015)
“Conservationist and author Amy Goldman has built a reputation for lavish books that lovingly capture the haunting and primeval beauty of the once common but quickly disappearing heirloom vegetables and fruits she grows–and saves for future generations–on her Hudson Valley, New York, farm.”Veranda (November 2015)
Timothy Malcolm writes a Food and Drink feature story, “Old Friends: Goldman and Spagnoli’s Heirloom Harvest,” in Chronogram:
“A perfect collaboration between two people passionately devoted to preserving historical techniques. . .The book reads as a historical document of a farmstead, its gardening owner and the vegetables she grows within.” Chronogram (November 2015)
Adrian Higgins writes a Home and Garden feature story, “Arresting black-and-white photos expose the beauty of heirloom vegetables,” in the Washington Post:
“Through the centuries, plant-minded painters and photographers have explored the beauty of fragrant roses, exotic orchids and luscious fruit. In this lineup, the garden vegetable is bottom banana. This is about to change. Fifteen years ago, the fates brought together two collaborators who are placing beets and onions and many other common edibles where they belong, on a pedestal. (The plate can wait.)” Washington Post (October 2015)
Heirloom Harvest will be available in bookstores nationwide on October 27. In the meantime, we’re delighted to share this sneak peek with you!