Containing over 200 spectacular images taken by photographer Jonathan Singer, Botanica Magnifica: Portraits of the World's Most Extraordinary Flowers & Plants is an absolute joy for the eyes. Dr. Singer combines art and science in order to record a wide variety of flowering plants, some of which are endangered. Adding to the beauty of the photographs, W. John Kress & Marc Hachadourian have written introductions to each of the five chapters with interesting facts about the flowers. This book is a reproduction done in one half the size of the original, double-elephant (roughly 27"x39") folio bound, in five separate volumes.
Botanica Magnifica can be viewed in person at the Central Library in the Art, Music and Recreation department. Because of it's unique nature it is not available for checkout.
Valerie @ Central