Bologna: Damiani Editore, 2005. Quarto, colour photographs, fine copy in dustwrapper.
When fall's chill or winter's storms keep you in, plant yourself in front of the fireplace with this book of Andrea Jones's botanical photographs and enjoy the eternal spring. In fact, not even spring's arrival will give you these views, as you travel the globe with one of the world's foremost photographers of plant life. In some photographs, Jones' close-ups of seeds, flowers, trees, leaves, grasses, berries, and stalks revel in intimate detail that seems too precise to be real. In others, the living plants takes on abstract qualities via their sculptural variety and extraordinary systems and symmetry. Each chapter of "Plantworlds" is devoted to a particular continent and the plants native to that region. Influenced by artists such as Arthur Harry Church and Georgia O'Keeffe, Jones brings both a passion and an exacting eye to the natural world, Jones has produced an oeuvre that will enlighten, entertain and inform. A perfect gift for a gardener, naturalist or any lover of photography.
Price: $80.00 AU