Flora by Nick Knight. First edition (1997). First impression. Large format hardback in near fine condition. There is a previous owner’s inscription. Slight toning to edges of pages. General wear to dust jacket, now in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
A comprehensive volume of wonderfully composed flowers and plants which Knight discovered in the Natural History Museum. The book reveals 46 of the most striking specimens, providing the first ever photographic insight into the collection.
So the young British photographer Nick Knight discovered the beauty of dried plants on a stroll through the herbarium, the “library of pressed flowers,” at the Natural History Museum in London. These flowers were a source of such fascination to the photographer that then in 1997 he devoted his second large photo album to them. The charm of their fragile corporeality, their filigree transparency, and their subtle colors delighted Nick Knight for more than three and a half years — the time it took him to select from over six million plants in the herbarium.
Sandra Knapp, curator of Central American plants at the Natural History Museum has written short explanatory texts on the individual plants commenting on their biological characteristics as well as on their historical and cultural importance. A classic of plant photography
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