Winner of the American Horticultural Society 2017 Book Award
Synopses & Reviews
The ultimate gift for gardeners and art-lovers, featuring 300 of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical images ever
Following in the footsteps of the international bestseller Map: Exploring the World, this fresh and visually stunning survey celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants. It combines photographs and cutting-edge micrograph scans with watercolours, drawings, and prints to bring this universally popular and captivating subject vividly to life. Carefully selected by an international panel of experts and arranged in a uniquely structured sequence to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, this stunning compilation of botanically themed images includes iconic work by celebrated artists, photographers, scientists, and botanical illustrators, as well as rare and previously unpublished images.
"A glorious visual compendium of plants and flowers that spans thousands of years." Atlas Obscura
"Celebrates the beauty and diversity of plants from around the world across all media - from murals in ancient Greece to a Napoleonic-era rose print and cutting-edge scans." The Guardian