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by W. John Kress,Marc Hachadourian,Jonathan Singer
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  • Author:
    W. John Kress,Marc Hachadourian,Jonathan Singer
  • ISBN:
    0789210347
  • ISBN13:
    978-0789210340
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  • Publisher:
    Abbeville Press; Deluxe ed. edition (November 3, 2009)
  • Pages:
    356 pages
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    Photography & Video
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Marc Hachadourian (Author), Jonathan Singer (Photographer) & 0 more. Beautiful replica of the coffee table book! The books served in lieu of flower arrangements for memorial gifts, and were much appreciated.

Marc Hachadourian (Author), Jonathan Singer (Photographer) & 0 more. Botanica Magnifica is truly one of the most amazing natural history publications that has ever appeare. - Zoom Magazine. One person found this helpful.

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Items related to Botanica Magnifica: Portraits of the World's Most. Botanica Magnifica features 250 stunning photographs of rare and exotic plants and flowers by Hasselblad Laureate Award winner Jonathan Singer. W. John Kress; Marc Hachadourian Botanica Magnifica: Portraits of the World's Most Extraordinary Flowers and Plants. ISBN 13: 9780789210333. Botanica Magnifica features 250 stunning photographs representing in the words of an ARTnews critic rare or exotic plants and flowers in large scale and exquisite detail, emerging from the shadows in a manner evocative of Old Master paintings. Marc Hachadourian is the manager of the Nolen Greenhouses for Living Collections at the New York Botanic Garden. Kress, W. John; Hachadourian, Marc Botanica Magnifica: Portraits of the World's Most Extraordinary Flowers and Plants (Tiny Folio). Jonathan M. Singer has been honored with the Hasselblad Laureate Award (2008) and the Carl Linnaeus Silver Medal of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences (2009). His latest volume of photography is Fine Bonsai: Art & Nature.

The publication of Botanica Magnifica: Portraits of the World’s Most Extraordinary Flowers & Plants gives us an occasion to really celebrate the career of our wonderful orchid curator, horticulturist, and all-around plant enthusiast Marc Hachadourian, the book’s co-author. As Manager of the Nolen Greenhouses here at The New York Botanical Garden, Marc helps provide the spectacular range of material for the flowering displays that amaze and astonish visitors to our 250-acre Eden in the Bronx.

Hachadourian, Marc, Kress, W. John.

In the words of an "ARTnews" critic, Singer's flowers and plants, photographed "in large scale and exquisite detail, emerge from the shadows in a manner evocative of Old Master paintings. Hachadourian, Marc, Kress, W.

By Jonathan M. Singer, W. John Kress, Marc Hachadourian. Botanica Magnifica features two hundred and fifty stunning photographs of rare and exotic plants and flowers by Hasselblad Laureate Award winner Jonathan Singer. Photographer Jonathan Singer. Botanica Magnifica features two hundred and fifty stunning photographs by Hasselblad Laureate Award winner Jonathan Singer, representing-in the words of an ARTnews critic-rare or exotic plants and flowers in large scale and exquisite detail, emerging from the shadows in a manner evocative of Old Master paintings.

John Kress, Marc Hachadourian, Jonathan Singer. Botanica Magnifica features 250 stunning photographs representing-in the words of an ARTnews critic-rare or exotic plants and flowers "in large scale and exquisite detail, emerging from the shadows in a manner evocative of Old Master paintings.

Botanica Magnifica features two hundred and fifty stunning photographs by HasselbladLaureate Award winner Jonathan Singer, representingGÇöin the words of an ARTnewscriticGÇörare or exotic plants and flowers GÇ£in large scale and exquisite detail, emergingfrom the shadows in a manner evocative of Old Master paintings.GÇ¥The original edition of Botanica Magnifica, consisting of five lavishly hand-boundvolumes, was limited to just ten copies, the first of which was recently donated to theSmithsonian Institution. The extra-large GÇ£double-elephantGÇ¥ format of that editionwas chosen in homage to the famous double-elephant folio of The Birds of America,and indeed, Botanica Magnifica is one of the few works of natural history ever to rivalAudubonGÇÖs magnum opus in its scope and artistry. In praise of the double-elephant folioof Botanica Magnifica, the SmithsonianGÇÖs Chairman of Botany attested, GÇ£Everyone whohas seen the photographs . . . has been tremendously impressed with the power, scale,and depth of the work.GÇ¥Now SingerGÇÖs remarkable images are available to the public for the first time in thisbaby-elephant folio of Botanica Magnifica. Like the larger edition, this volume is organizedinto five alphabetically arranged sections, each introduced by a gatefold page thatdisplays one extraordinary plant at a luxurious size. Each pictured plant is accompaniedby a clear and accessible description of its botany, geography, folklore, history, and conservation.This volume is also available in a leatherbound, slipcased edition. With its marvelousreproductions and fascinating text, the baby-elephant folio of Botanica Magnifica isone of the most impressive volumes of natural history ever published.

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Sadly, I have sent this book back. I was well aware of Singer's superb photography and had been wanting this book for a number of months. After looking thru it, I kept feeling very disappointed and could not pinpoint the problem. My wife pointed out that the paper was very matt. On the cover of the book is a photo in gloss and it jumps out. The back cover is tremendous, but the same photo in the book is dead.
The gloss makes it come alive and look 3 dimensional. The matt paper makes the photo 2 dimensional and dead. I don't know why they didn't print the inside in gloss, the book is very expensive but I would have gladly paid more to have the gloss paper. You lose all the detail, the fine aspects of the flower and plant are simply lost.
Chi
If you take your time once in your life to really look at the beauty in flowers and plants, allow it to be in this wonderful book of photography.
Words cannot describe just how beautiful this photography is.
Buy it, look at it, look at it again and again. Let it sit out so others can enjoy and appreciate the beauty of plants that we normally do not stop to see.
One of the best photography books ever published. EVER.
Helo
I almost didn't purchase this volume because of a couple revues but am glad I did order it. I'm not sure what book those ppl got but it wasn't this one. The images were artistic and exactly what I expected. I love photographing flowers in macro and am happy with the book.
Voodoogore
BEAUTIFUL book.
Doomblade
Jonathan Singer is a brilliant photographer.
He takes each picture once,
by carefully staging and lighting each piece
perfectly before photographing. The papers and printing
at his gallery shows are outstanding. He is the only photgapher
compared to Audobon and his elephant portfolios are curated
at the Smithsonian.
Nilabor
Exquisite photographs of unusual flowers and plants, an excellent gift anyone will appreciate. High quality paper and binding, with the volume boxed for protection.
BORZOTA
Breathtaking photography all the way through. More than worth the excessive price. I can't even believe it is possible to make so many plants look like art.
Fantastic work at great value. A treasure to keep for generations.
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