Reading Material #007 Encyclopaedia of Flowers

by Culti-Vate

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This is by far one of the best books I own, not only because it is a truly beautiful book full of exquisite photography but it is also a true encyclopaedia. At the back of the book there is a glossary that lists every common and latin name of every plant within the book, along with thumbnails of each individual floral arrangement with the corresponding list of flowers and plants used within it. It not only inspires you, but it also teaches you, with over 2,000 species being used in the book and identified in the glossary.

I had been longing to get my hands on this book since it was published in 2012 having seen snippets of the images on various sites, but you don’t really appreciate the beauty of this book until it is in your hands and you become lost in page after page of vivid composition of the unusual & the exotic.

These images are just a taste of some of the stunning photography and incredible floristry by Makoto Azuma  and Shunsuke Shiinoki within the book.