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The Book of the Flower

Flowers in Art

Angus Hyland and Kendra Wilson

£14.99

‘Art is the flower, life is the green leaf’ – Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Haphazard bunches, formal bouquets, chance arrangements, quiet and thoughtful rural encounters – The Book of the Flower is a sylvan collection of beautiful depictions of flowers by artists, photographers and illustrators.

Interspersed through the illustrations are short texts about the artists and their interest in particular flowers, from Georgia O’Keeffe’s sumptuous close-ups of Jimson Weed and cactus flowers to Matisse’s roses, Keika Hasegawa’s chrysanthemums and Albert York’s close study of zinnias. A wonderful collection for art-lovers, gardeners and flower-fanciers.

Angus Hyland is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and a partner at Pentagram Design London. In 2001 he was the co-curator with Roanne Bell of ‘Picture This’, a British Council exhibition featuring the work of London illustrators. His work for Laurence King includes Hand to Eye (2003, with Roanne Bell), The Picture Book (2010, with Steven Bateman), Symbol (2011), and The Purple Book (2013).

Kendra Wilson is the author of My Garden is a Car Park and Other Design Dilemmas, and co-author of The Book of the Dog and The Book of the Bird for Laurence King. She is a regular contributor to the American mega-blog Gardenista and her printed work appears in publications including the Sunday Times and House & Garden.

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