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Extraordinary Leavesby Step Green Armytage
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A stunning collaboration between a master nature photographer and a horticulturalist.
Leaves are everywhere, appearing in an astonishing variety of shapes, colors and textures. They are the unappreciated gifts of nature, worthy of far more extensive study by all.
Extraordinary Leaves is a celebration of one of nature's miracles. As Dennis Schrader explains: To prepare this book, I have been obligated to take a more intimate look at all aspect of leaves -their many uses, their place in history, the science behind what's going on in a leaf and the unadulterated, simple beauty of the leaf itself.
Photographer Stephen Green-Armytage discovered the beauty of leaves while browsing in a greenhouse. The more he looked at the intricate patterns, the more fascinated he became. His photography in this book is the result of years of study, and it is strikingly beautiful.
Through words and images, Extraordinary Leaves provides an insightful tour. Topics include color, pattern, texture and shape. Among the specific plants covered are coleus, kale, caladium and ferns.
Book News Annotation:
Published in an oversized format (9.5x11.25") and filled with full-page color plates of outstanding quality, this book offers an extended meditation on the many aesthetic qualities of leaves. Carefully lit portraits of single leaf examples are arranged into sections such as pattern, edges, kale, texture, shape, and autumn, interspersed with 1-page essays about individual plants by Schrader (a horticulturist and designer). Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A collaboration between a master nature photographer and a botanist that celebrates the astonishing varieties of leaves. Topics include color, pattern, texture and shape, and included among the plants are coleus, kale, caladium and ferns.
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