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  1. The Book of the Flower: Flowers in Art

    Paperback 110 illustrations 160 pages Size: 205 x 160mm ISBN: 9781786272454 ‘Art is the flower, life is the green leaf’ – Charles Rennie Mackintosh Haphazard bunches, formal bouquets, chance arrangements, quiet and thoughtful rural encounters – The Book of the Flower is a sylvan collection of beautiful depictions of flowers by artists, photographers and illustrators. Interspersed through the illustrations are short texts about the artists and their interest in particular flowers, from Georgia O’Keeffe’s sumptuous close-ups of Jimson Weed and cactus flowers to Matisse’s roses, Keika Hasegawa’s chrysanthemums and Albert York’s close study of zinnias. A wonderful collection for art-lovers, gardeners and flower-fanciers.

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    $16.99
  2. Bird: Exploring the Winged World

    by Phaidon Editors, Katrina Grouw, Jen Lobo ISBN 9781838661403, 1838661409 Hardcover | 352 pages 11.8 in H | 10.3 in W | 1.5 in T Let your imagination take flight and celebrate the beauty and diversity of birds throughout art, science, history, and culture This visually stunning survey of birds, chronicling their scientific and popular appeal throughout the ages and around the world, showcases the remarkable diversity of species in the avian kingdom, from tiny hummingbirds to ostriches taller than humans, and icebound penguins to tropical macaws. With its content curated alongside an international panel of ornithologists, art historians, wildlife photographers, conservationists, and curators, this extraordinary book includes illustrations and artwork of all styles, with works by a diverse and often surprising range of creators from many different backgrounds, including: John James Audubon; Robert Clark; Mark Dion; Charley Harper; Barbara Kruger; Edward Lear; Ustad Mansur; John Ruskin; Joel Sartore; Sarah Stone; and Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe. Arranged in thoughtfully paired juxtapositions, it reveals how artists, illustrators, ornithologists, and photographers - from ancient Egypt to the present - have captured the spirit, likeness, character, and symbolism of birds. Including Tweety pie paired with the Twitter bird; birds as 300-foot desert carvings or 2-inch-tall ivory statuettes; bird bones, bird bank notes, sculptures and birds shaped as beds, the book's three hundred visually stunning entries span four thousand years of fine art, photography, ornithological drawings, popular culture, and scientific discovery from all corners of the globe to create the ultimate celebration of the winged world.

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    $64.95
  3. Botanica Magnifica

    by Jonathan M. Singer, W. John Kress, Marc Hachadourian ISBN 9780789211378, 0789211378 Hardcover | 336 pages 4.7 in H | 4.3 in W | 1.2 in T An unabridged miniature edition of Botanica Magnifica, featuring two hundred and fifty stunning photographs of rare or exotic plants and flowers by the “Audubon of flowers,” Jonathan Singer. First published as an oversized clothbound volume in 2009, Botanica Magnifica has received widespread acclaim from the scientific and artistic communities. In the words of an ARTnews critic, Singer’s flowers and plants, photographed “in large scale and exquisite detail, emerge from the shadows in a manner evocative of Old Master paintings.” Now we are pleased to offer this masterwork of botanical photography as a pocket-sized hardcover book, in our trademarked Tiny Folio format. Mirroring the design of the larger edition, this little volume is organized into five alphabetically arranged sections: (I) Orchidaceae, presenting the full diversity of orchids; (II) Florilegium, portraying the complexity and beauty of flowers; (III) Proteus, illustrating plant forms perfectly adapted for survival; (IV) Zingiberaceae, a tribute to the fascinating ginger family and (V) Botanicus, a selection of beautiful and bizarre specimens from the Smithsonian’s research collection. Each pictured plant is accompanied by a clear and accessible description of its botany, geography, history, and conservation. With its marvelous reproductions and fascinating text, the Tiny Folio of Botanica Magnifica is a charming miniature version of one of the most impressive volumes of natural history ever published.

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    $11.95
  4. Bunny Mellon: Style

    by Linda Jane Holden, Thomas Lloyd, Bryan Huffman Hardcover 300 pages ISBN: 9781423654926 This fascinating story of an American style icon Bunny Mellon, an art collector and philanthropist with her husband Paul Mellon, reveals how her style developed and how she became a self-confident, hands-on designer of homes and gardens in a privileged world. Bunny Mellon Style is the intimate story of one of the most unintentionally influential women of twentieth-century design. Learn how her style developed, take a look inside the family homes she designed, get the flavor of her collaborations with French designers of fashion and jewelry, and begin to understand her vast and lasting influence on the world of design. Original research by the authors uncovered Mrs. Mellon's personal writings and correspondences. They talked with people who knew her, who were employed by her, and who spent time in her home and gardens. From published works, they extracted information about personal relationships between Mrs. Mellon and Jackie Kennedy Onasis, designers Billy Baldwin, Balenciaga, Givenchy, and more. Blending stories and accounts from such a wide variety of viewpoints results in a unique perspective of this extraordinary woman who moved in the upper echelon of society but preferred not to be noticed in the public eye. This book reveals Mrs. Mellon's style in furnishings, art, and collectibles; her dietary habits and penchant for picnics; her personal investment in designing every aspect of her homes, secondary buildings, and gardens. Come away with the highest regard for a woman who was disciplined and self-taught, who loved learning from historic texts, who was accomplished in myriad ways, and who was as utterly unpretentious and down-to-earth. A foreword by her grandson Thomas Lloyd is both surprising and warm. An abundance of imagery is used, including professional and archival photography, watercolors, whimsical hand drawings, and sketches.

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    $60.00
  5. Flower Color Guide

    by Darroch and Michael Putnam Format: Paperback Size: 7 x 5 in Pages: 484 pp Illustrations: 400 illustrations ISBN: 9780714877556 The ultimate color-by-color flower reference guide - from New York's pre-eminent floral designers, Putnam and Putnam. Planning a wedding, a dinner, a birthday party, a romantic evening, holiday entertaining, or just arranging flowers for the pleasure of having them, more often than not your creative process begins with thinking about the color of the flowers that you want. To help you find what you are looking for, Flower Color Guide is the first reference book to organize flower types by color, with an emphasis on seasonality and creative color schemes - and the results are stunning in their sheer variety. What Pantone is to color, Flower Color Guide is to flowers. Showcasing 400 flowers at their peak, with stunning photography taken by Putnam & Putnam in their Brooklyn studio, this guide includes an appendix featuring perforated pages, with tips on flower care, notes on how to prepare vessels and a list of suggested color schemes. A great gift to give, or to have for oneself, the book speaks to the most seasoned flower enthusiasts as well as those just beginning to explore the possibilities of arranging flowers.

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    $35.00
  6. Fungal Inspiration: Art and Illustration Inspired by Wild Nature

    ISBN 9789887566618, 9887566616 Hardcover | 288 pages Color illustrations throughout 13.4 in H | 8.3 in W | 1.1 in T While nature’s beauty is evident throughout the plant kingdom with its showy blooms, lush vegetation and grandiose statures, there is just as much charm to be found among the fungal denizens lurking off the beaten path in our forests and wild places. Coming in a wide variety of fantastical colors, shapes, patterns and sizes, they provide ample inspiration for the nuanced artist. From the intricately detailed to the delightfully quirky, Fungal Inspiration features interpretations by some of today’s leading artists in a variety of media that bring this hidden realm into focus.

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    $45.00
  7. Garden: Exploring the Horticultural World

    by Phaidon Editors, Matthew Biggs ISBN 9781838665975, 1838665978 Hardcover | 352 pages 11.8 in H | 10.2 in W | 1.5 in T Garden takes readers on a journey across continents and cultures to discover the endless ways artists and image-makers have found inspiration in gardens and horticulture throughout history. With more than 300 entries, this comprehensive and stunning visual survey showcases the diversity of the garden from all over the world – from the garden of Eden and the grandeur of the English landscape garden to Japanese Zen gardens and the humble vegetable plot. Spanning a wide range of styles and media – art, illustrations, and sculptures to photography, film stills, and textiles – Garden follows a visually arresting sequence, with works, regardless of period, thoughtfully paired, and features large-scale images, accessible texts, and reference information, including a glossary, illustrated timeline, and biographies. Offering a comprehensive introduction to the subject, Garden features work by a diverse range of both lesser-known and iconic artists, including Pierre Bonnard, Roberto Burle Marx, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Gertrude Jekyll, Claude Monet, Marianne North, Crispijn de Passe, William Robinson, Alma Thomas, and Howard Sooley, among others, including a variety of surprising examples that will appeal to specialists as well as the general reader. Aimed at a wide audience, this book has diverse appeal – from artists, designers, and art historians to garden enthusiasts, horticulturists, and everyone interested in the natural world around them.

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    $64.95
  8. Origami Orchids Kit: 20 Beautiful Die-Cut Paper Models

    by Dennis Whigham, Jay O'Neill, Maarten Janssens ISBN 9780804854931, 0804854939 Boxed kit with 48-page 6" x 8.5" booklet and twenty 8.5" x 11" die cut & embossed cards to make 20 unique models 11.3 in H | 8.8 in W Create beautiful paper models of 20 orchid species! Display native orchids with these realistic paper replicas that you simply pop-out and glue together--no scissors required! These paper sculptures were produced under the direction of scientists at the North American Orchid Conservation Center, which is located at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Maryland.

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    $19.99
  9. The Complete Book of Bonsai

    by Harry Tomlinson, Elvin McDonald ISBN 9781558591189, 1558591184 Hardcover | 224 pages 11.4 in H | 9.5 in W | 0.8 in T Presenting a unique blend of information and ideas, The Complete Book of Bonsai is a comprehensive, practical guide to the traditions and artistic principles of growing and maintaining bonsai trees. Over 300 bonsai trees and shrubs are described, over 100 of them in an outstanding full-color photographic catalogue.

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    $45.00

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