This is far from a book full of floral creations. This is rather a book full of photographs and hi-tech micrographic scans of watercolours, drawings and prints in which the beauty and diversity of plants come to life. This magnificent compilation of botanical images comprises iconic work of famous artists, photographers, scientists and botanical illustrators, as well as rare and previously unpublished photographs. A fascinating journey through the plant universe, across several different periods and cultures.
The published works were selected and compiled by an international panel of botanists, gardeners, art historians and museum curators. In addition to more than 300 images, there are explanations and notes, including a glossary, a timeline, biographies, and – on top of that – an introduction to plant taxonomy. In short, the ultimate gift to the plant and art enthusiast!