plant: exploring the botanical world by phaidon
In October 2017 my work will be featured in a new book by Phaidon called Plant: Exploring the Botanical World. This book is the first to bring together botanical art across all media and throughout history, celebrating the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants from around the world. From ancient stone carvings to watercolour illustrations, and the earliest photography to cutting-edge scans, Plant explores the fascinating role of plants in our history and culture.
Plant presents the painstaking work of botanists and artists, such as a never-before- published sketch by Charles Darwin, the cyanotypes of pioneering botanist Anna Atkins, and the pressed flowers of the American poet Emily Dickinson. In addition, work by Brassaï, Yayoi Kusama, Robert Mapplethorpe, Georgia O’Keeffe and Irving Penn is included alongside that of botanical illustrators Ferdinand Bauer, Arthur Harry Church, Ernst Haeckel, Margaret Mee, Sydney Parkinson, Stella Ross-Craig and Pandora Sellars. The book includes a fascinating chronology of botany from 9500BC to today. An international panel of botanists, horticulturalists and experts selected the 300 entries.
Plant: Exploring the Botanical World by Phaidon editors, with an introduction by James Compton is published by Phaidon on 3 October 2016
Hardback £39.95 | 300 colour & black and white illustrations | 352 pages | 290 x 250 mm | ISBN: 9780714871486