Flower: Exploring the World in Bloom

By Phaidon Editors (Author), Anna Pavord (Introduction), Shane Connolly (Contributor)

A Wall Street Journal 2020 Gift Guide Selection

"Discover the endless ways artists and designers throughout history have depicted flowers and floral motifs."—Forbes

A comprehensive and sumptuous survey that celebrates the beauty and appeal of flowers throughout art, history, and culture.

The latest installment in the bestselling Explorer Series takes readers on a journey across continents and cultures to discover the endless ways artists and image-makers have employed floral motifs throughout history. Showcasing the diversity of blooms from all over the world, Flower spans a wide range of styles and media — from art, botanical illustrations, and sculptures to floral arrangements, film stills, and textiles — and follows a visually stunning sequence with works, regardless of period, thoughtfully paired to allow interesting and revealing juxtapositions between them.