By Picker, Adriana
A lush illustrated celebration of nature's most beautiful work, the flower. From roadside daisies to exotic hothouse lilies, botanical illustrator Adriana Picker has curated specimens from all over the world to create this illustrated compendium of floral wonder. Petal is arrange...d into various flower families, with illustrations of close-ups, cross-sections, buds and foliage revealing the flowers' unique characteristics, colors and sculptural beauty. Adriana draws on her lifelong obsession for flowers and plants to detail the traditions, folklore, fame, scent and meaning behind our favorite blooms, along with some lesser-known oddities. This is the book of botanical illustration for a new generation of flower lovers.Read more
Adriana Picker is an Australian-born illustrator who currently resides in New York City. At the heart of her work is a lifelong passion for flowers, which she manages to find wherever she goes. As an illustrator, artist and designer, her work encompasses the diverse fields of publishing, fine arts, film and advertising. Petal is Adriana's fourth book; she has previously illustrated The Cocktail Garden, Where the Wildflowers Grow and The Garden of Earthly Delights.
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