Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Flora Japonica honors that legacy with a stunning celebration of modern Japanese botanical art. It features over eighty specially commissioned paintings of Japanese wild plants from thirty six of Japan’s best contemporary botanical artists. Each painting is accompanied by information about its natural history, as well as a botanical description. An introduction explores the history of Japanese botanical illustration, paying particular attention to the work of the influential botanist and illustrator Tomitaro Makino.
The result is a book suited for any plant lover—a beautifully produced and scientifically up to date celebration of Japan’s incomparable flora.
240 pages | 80 color plates, 15 line drawings | 9 1/2 x 11 | © 2016
Biological Sciences: Botany
“Glorious. . . . Illustrations include sketch books from the late 1600s right through to work from contemporary botanical artists.”
Palette & Petal