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Lavender: Fragrance of Provence

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Publisher Comments:

The scent of lavender fills the air in the French region of Provence. Hans Silvester, who has lived in Provence for almost 40 years, has photographed lavender in all four seasons, capturing the changing colors, shapes, and formal beauty of the plant. This vibrant new edition of the 1996 original features an updated design and a smaller format. The stunning photographs, 40 of which are new to this edition, are complemented by a revised text and the addition of informative captions.

As Silvester's photographs show, the fields of lavender encapsulate the sometimes contradictory nature of Provence: the rich, potent purple of summer contrasting with the subdued amber of autumn; the hard, gray earth of winter giving way to the tender green of spring. His images also reveal the area's varied terrain, from broad plains to hills and mountains, where scattered farms form a lavender patchwork on the rocky slopes. The text, by fragrance expert Christiane Meunier, recounts the history of lavender, which, as this sumptuous volume demonstrates, remains an essential element of the character and beauty of Provence.

Synopsis:

- There are many changes in new edition: a new trim size (smaller and now horizontal with fewer pages); a lower price; a more modern layout; new colorful chapter openings; a new jacket; almost 40 new photographs; more full-page images; more succinct text; and the addition of captions. - No other book of beautiful photographs is devoted to lavender fields and the history of lavender.

About the Author

Hans Silvester, an acclaimed photographer and member of the Rapho agency, lives in Provence. He has published close to 20 photography books, including Abrams' Horses of the Camargue, Desert Eves: An Indian Paradise, and H2O: The Beauty & Mystery of Water. Christiane Meunier is a professional in the fragrance industry. She has published several books and articles on the history and economy of lavender.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810956049
Subtitle:
Fragrance of Provence
Translator:
Silvester, Hans
Translator:
Campbell, Alexander
Photographer:
Silvester, Hans
Photographer:
Silvester, Hans Walter
Author:
Silvester, Hans
Translator:
Campbell, Alexander
Author:
Ammon, Lenora
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Subject:
General
Subject:
Herbs
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - World/Europe
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals
Subject:
General Photography
Edition Description:
Revised
Publication Date:
20040901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
1200x1400
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » World History » France » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » Herbs

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Product details 128 pages Harry N. Abrams - English 9780810956049 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , - There are many changes in new edition: a new trim size (smaller and now horizontal with fewer pages); a lower price; a more modern layout; new colorful chapter openings; a new jacket; almost 40 new photographs; more full-page images; more succinct text; and the addition of captions. - No other book of beautiful photographs is devoted to lavender fields and the history of lavender.
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