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This cultural history of the orchid includes 60 colour plates of antique orchid illustrations by such botanical illustrators as Martin J. Heade, Lucien Linden and Walter Hood Fitch. Each illustration is accompanied by a brief history of the artist.

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The world’s obsession with the orchid can be traced to ancient Chinese calligraphers and Japanese illustrators who included the flower in their beautifully rendered landscapes. By the eighteenth century orchid collecting was an established pastime in Europe. A generation later saw the publication of lavish, expensive books devoted to the flower. The passion for orchids continues to this day, with more than 35,000 known varieties and more being propagated every day. In A Passion for Orchids Jack Kramer offers an intriguing cultural history of the flower. Stunning color plates by such renowned botanical illustrators as Martin J.Heade, Lucien Linden and Walter Hood Fitch are accompanied by brief histories of the artists, making this collection of orchid lore and art a unique addition to the libraries of art lovers, horticulturists, and collectors of this strangely alluring flower.
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Jack Kramer has written more than one hundred books on many different aspects of gardening and plants, including Orchids and Women of Flowers. An expert and pioneer in the cultivation and growing of orchids since the 1960s, he lives in Naples, Florida.

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  • PublisherPrestel
  • Publication date2002
  • ISBN 10 3791326996
  • ISBN 13 9783791326993
  • BindingPaperback
  • Edition number1
  • Number of pages160

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