Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom


Part of PHAIDON’s Explorer Series, Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom endeavors to illustrate the history and significance of flowers—across continents, cultures and eras. Chosen by a panel of experts (from art historians to botanists), the entries in the hardcover span sculpture, scientific illustration, film, floral arrangements, textiles, painting and beyond. The importance and influence flowers have on us is almost impossible to distill into one book, but Flower works as an appealing introduction—thanks to its large, full-color illustrations and photographs, and accessible text. From gold pieces dating around 2300–2100 BC to botanical illustrations made during the 1700s to contemporary floral art, this book immerses readers.