Highly original, artfully written, beautifully and originally illustrated. The Life of Plants masterfully combines the macroscopic and microscopic into a well-balanced whole, the best work of its kind that I have ever seen. It is new in concept, new in approach, new in examples...the book lives and breathes.
— Richard Evans Schultes, Science
Author E.J.H. Corner's (see About the Author below) The Life of Plants is not only a perennial favorite, it is considered one of the most fascinating and original introductions to the world of plants ever produced. From the botanist to the amateur, no reader will finish this book without gaining a much richer understanding of plants, their history, and their relationship with the environments around them.
Time to unlock your inner botanist and experience Corner's infectious enthusiasm introducing the reader to the world of plants that surround us all.
“One of the most gifted botanical artists in history.”— Victoria Magazine The only thing that...
Have you ever wanted to start plants from seed instead of buying seedlings from a local nursery? ...
The Most Beautiful Flowers by Kenji Toma brings the inner beauty and essence of the flower as seen through the eyes of the experienced photographer. From his careful selection of paper to how to present flowers in his photographs, Toma revives the concept of the botanical encyclopedia.
This photo series is Kenji Toma's homage to the botanical illustrations in Choix Des Plus Belles Fleurs by Pierre-Joseph Redouté, one of the most well-regarded flower encyclopedias of the nineteenth century. Back when color photography did not exist, these images were illustrated with the purpose of replicating the botanic subject as realistically as possible.
In The Most Beautiful Flowers, Toma is interested in doing the exact opposite with the photographic medium which, realistic by nature, can also be used to make a subject look unreal and artificial. The result makes The Most Beautiful Flowers a must have for anyone who loves flowers, photography and art.