Encyclopedia of Flowers: Flower Works
Encyclopedia of Flowers is a visual exploration of the breathtaking floral arrangements by Makoto Azumaencounters of unusual, sometimes exotic plants that wouldnt typically occur in nature. With his meticulously composed photographs,\nShunsuke Shiinoki exposes the flowers tenuous existence, their fragile forms, continuous metamorphoses, and inevitable decay.\nIn a contemporary manner, Encyclopedia of Flowers immerses the reader in a universe of extraordinary beauty while at the same time addressing dichotomies such as durability and vanity, artificiality and nature, hybrid culture and environmental change. This volume by the Japanese haute-couture florists includes an introduction by Makoto Azuma and an index identifying all of the more than 2,000 featured species with their binomial names.
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