Encyclopedia of Flowers Volume 4

Makoto Azuma, the haute couture florist pairs with photographer Shunsuke Shiinoke to bring us the final installment of The Encyclopedia of Flowers series, depicting a world of unparalleled beauty that is beyond words.
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Softcover photography book, 496 pages. Measures 247 × 165 × 37 mm. Published by Seigensha Art Publishing, Inc.

The fourth book featuring works by master Japanese flower artist and botanical sculptor Makoto Azuma, this edition adds five new series to the ones established in previous editions: Earth, Horizon, Ambiguity, Torus, and Matrix. Filled with Shunsuke Shiinokis breathtaking photographs of flowers and botanical displays, the book celebrates natures diversity and beauty, as well as the poignant, temporal notion of a plant in bloom. It gives an overview of Azumas numerous experiments in presentation and new compositions, with hopes that flowers might be seen as a kind of prayer that goes beyond national and religious boundaries, transcending sex, race, and ethnicity.