This breathtaking and evocative gift book exposes the fragile beauty of pressed, dried flowers, with individual blooms enlarged through a unique art technique that provides a new perspective on flowers and nature. From daffodils to flowering dogwoods, these incredible shapes and exquisite colors show the beauty of their afterlives. All 80 images are accompanied by lyrical captions inspired by the author's moment of discovery. Also includes a glossary identifying each blossom by picture.
Jane Feldman Gross
dried flowers as art photography
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This book is incredible! The images are truly magnificent and unique.Janie Feldman Gross takes us into a new and refreshing world of natural beauty. The reader will, undoubtedly, walk away with a new appreciation for flowers and for the wonders of nature.She captures the beauty of flowers with her amazing images. Everyone should own a copy of this book. It makes a perfect gift!
This book is a wonderful work of art, and a bit of philosophy about nature as well. From the colors, to the prose, to even the position of the flowers on each page, the author has brilliantly created a piece of inspiration. It is hard to imagine a better art book on the subject. Buy it for someone you love, or just buy it for yourself!
This isn't a how-to book, but the gorgeous photos do serve as a valuable guide to what some commonly found flowers will look like when pressed. The book is comprised of enlarged photos and comments, ending with an id chart of smaller photos along with each flower's common name, actual width, and the page it was featured on. If you like the look of pressed flowers, you might want to check out Laura Martin's Art and Craft of Pounding Flowers. Pounding an object's pigment onto fabric and paper creates beautiful and uniquely pressed flower like images. Very nice.
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