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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 arranged 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.
About the Author
Adriana Picker is an award-winning artist and illustrator with a lifelong passion for flower, plants and botanical illustration. Adriana's clients range from Vogue and Gourmet Traveller, to Quay Restaurant, Mambo, Absolut Vodka, Mecca Cosmetics and T2. She has also worked in film costume design, most notably for The Great Gatsby, Mad Max: Fury Road and Hacksaw Ridge. She has illustrated three previous books, The Garden of Earthly Delights, Where the Wildflowers Grow, and The Cocktail Garden. Adriana is currently living and working in New York.