Synopses & Reviews
One of the most extraordinary flower photography books to come along in years, Flowers is a rare visual and tactile presentation. Sixty-four wondrous photographic portraits of pale pink roses, garnet-red magnolias, vividly hued gerberas, brightly colored poppies, and many other magical flowers herald the delicacy and sensuality, of nature's most dramatic flora. Emphasizing space, form, and balance. Flowers explores the idea of flowers as natural sculpture, as intricate, bold, individual pieces of art. it is printed on an exceptional heavy cream paper stock -- exquisite to the touch -- which gives the photographs a rich, almost three-dimensional feel. With these portraits, photographer Haruhito Wako has combined high-contrast imagery with a refined crispness of detail for a shock of color that is radiant in its beauty. Nature's flowers may be fleeting, but Flowers is one coveted blossom that's here to stay.