These finely detailed, glorious color photographs examine the tulip in all its startling diversity. All are meticulously composed and lit with great clarity and readers will be dazzled by their beauty. Whether you're an avid gardener or just a lover of beautiful photographs, you can't help but be impressed. Contemplate familiar varieties as well as exotic rarities. Browsing through these pages you'll understand why tuli-mania gripped seventeenth-century Holland, eventually ruining many of its otherwise staid and sensible inhabitants!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 11.75" Height: 13.5" Weight: 4.1 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2008
ISBN 383279090X ISBN13 9783832790905
"Tulips" is a dramatically photographed, spectacularly beautiful coffee table book, a gift more unique and special that the publishers photos suggest. The exotic blooms are presented in two-page spreads, always color matched: pinks with pinks, yellows with yellows. Arnold uses a lavish amount of black grounds to showcase his exotic flowers, assorting black and white grounds in one spread, followed by the next two pages in all black ground. Many of the photos "bleed" off the page, for heightened graphic impact. The photos are bold, sophisticated, and full of life. There are no bouquets, no mixtures. Each species dances alone, commanding the viewer's full attention.
I should not admit this fact, but I bought two books, got out my exacto knife and cut the pages of one volume for matting and hanging. The intensely-saturated inks and finest quality, heavy paper gave me art quality, modern, botanical prints at a tiny fraction of their market cost. The book is a fabulous value at its this site price.
Tulips Feb 6, 2007
This book is a visual treat-- one of the most stunningly beautiful books I have seen. It arrived shrink-wrapped which was excellent. Thoroughly recommended.
A keen gardener indeed! Jul 27, 2002
This is a very amazing book. It features over 60 full page photographs in color... Photographs of tulips! The book includes several pages of introduction by the photographer. He talks about his garden, his tulips and photography, and the history and industory of tulips. Also included is a list of tulip suppliers!