Seeing Flowers

Seeing Flowers

Discover the Hidden Life of Flowers

Book - 2013
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We've all seen red roses, blue irises, and yellow daffodils. But when we really look closely at a flower, whole new worlds of beauty and intricacy emerge. Using a unique process that far surpasses conventional macro photography, Robert Llewellyn shows us details that few of us have ever seen: the amazing architecture of stamens and pistils; the subtle shadings on a petal; the secret recesses of nectar tubes.

Complementing Llewellyn's stunning photographs are Teri Dunn Chace's lyrical, illuminating essays. By highlighting the features that distinguish twenty-eight of the most common families of flowering plants, Chace gives us fascinating insights into the natural history of flowers, such as the relationship between pollinators and floral form and color. At the same time she gives us a deeper appreciation of why and how flowers have become so deeply embedded in human culture.

Whether you're a nature lover, a gardener, a photography buff, or someone who simply responds to the timeless beauty and variety of the floral world, Seeing Flowers will be a source of enduring delight.

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9781604694222
Branch Call Number: 581 DUNN
Characteristics: 302 p. : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Llewellyn, Robert J.

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ontherideau May 13, 2016

"enter into a fantastic realm where petals become the walls of richly hued caves and pistils and stamens turn into bizarre, extravagant sculptures."
Mother Nature artist extraordinaire.


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ontherideau May 13, 2016

"enter into a fantastic realm where petals become the walls of richly hued caves and pistils and stamens turn into bizarre, extravagant sculptures."
Mother Nature artist extraordinaire.

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