1998, 141 pages, color photos throughout. This beautiful book has succeeded in capturing the lives of flowers up close, reproduced in more than one hundred color photographs. The development of nearly twenty species of wildflowers is caught on film using macrophotography, which produces a remarkably clear, larger-than-life stop-action image. From the bud brimming with nectar and the unfolding of petals to the beauty of full bloom and then, after fading and shrinking, the fall of the corolla, the photographs reveal flowers as they have never been seen before. Following a meditation on flowers, the text provides information on all the photographed species, which include irises, daisies, buttercups, cornflowers, thistles and dandelions. An eight-page section printed on translucent paper enables readers to follow the evolution of a bright red poppy. Limited quantity available. Hardcover; 10 x 11-1/2″. Note – 50% discount from list price of $39.95.
THE METAMORPHOSIS OF FLOWERS
by Claude Nuridsany & Marie Pérennou