LOGOS FIORI D'AUTORE - Haphazard bunches, formal bouquets, chance arrangements, quiet and thoughtful rural encounters – The Book of the Flower is a sylvan collection of beautiful depictions of flowers by artists, photographers and illustrators.
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From the renowned flower painter Henri Fantin-Latour, whose formal studies were popular in England, to Matisse, Mackintosh, Millais, Manet and, more recently, Hockney, its pages include photographers such as André Kertész and Edward Steichen, unconventional artists such as Gluck (who had an affair with the flower decorator Constance Spry) or celebrated XVIII Century botanical illustrators such as Georg Dionysius Ehret.
Interspersed through the illustrations are short texts about the artists and their interest in particular flowers, from Georgia O’Keeffe’s sumptuous close-ups of Jimson Weed and cactus flowers to Matisse’s roses, Keika Hasegawa’s chrysanthemums and Albert York’s close study of zinnias. A wonderful collection for art-lovers, gardeners and flower-fanciers.
Angus Hyland is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and a partner at Pentagram Design London. In 2001 he was the co-curator with Roanne Bell of ‘Picture This’, a British Council exhibition featuring the work of London illustrators. His work includes Hand to Eye (2003, with Roanne Bell), The Picture Book (2010, with Steven Bateman), Symbol (2011), The Purple Book (2013), Cani d’autore (#logosedizioni, 2016), Gatti d’autore (#logosedizioni, 2016), Cavalli d’autore (#logosedizioni, 2018) and Fiori d'autore (#logosedizioni, 2019).
Kendra Wilson is the author of My Garden is a Car Park and Other Design Dilemmas, and co-author of Cani d’autore (#logosedizioni, 2016) and Fiori d'autore (#logosedizioni, 2019). She is a regular contributor to the American mega-blog Gardenista and her printed work appears in publications including the Sunday Times and House & Garden.