Encyclopedia of Flowers Volume 1

Makoto Azuma, the haute couture florist pairs with photographer Shunsuke Shiinoke to bring us The Encyclopedia of Flowers Vol I, depicting a world of unparalleled beauty, larger than life: a unique compendium of the world’s flowers.
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Softcover photography book, 512 pages. Measures 247 × 165 × 37 mm. Published by Seigensha Art Publishing, Inc.

Makoto Azuma defines himself as an haute couture florist, an artist specializing in arrangements customized to the wishes and attributes of each client. Shunsuke Shiinoki, his longtime collaborator, is a photographer concerned with capturing living things as they shift in aspect from moment to moment. Their fierce dedication to expressing the beauty of blooms in all their luxuriant variety is evident in this collection, which features over 200 photographs of more than 1,600 kinds of plants—truly, a one-in-a-kind encyclopedia of flowers for today. A detailed index gives information on every plant, including both common and scientific names.