A lush celebration of nature’s most beautiful work, the flower.
A compendium of floral wonder, Petal reveals the colours, details and unique sculptural beauty of nature’s most remarkable creations.
Botanical artist Adriana Picker has curated specimens from all over the world to celebrate through her stunning illustrations, accompanied by writer Nina Rousseau's words on the folklore, fame and meaning of both favourite blooms and herbaceous curiosities.
Petal features over two hundred flowers from twenty-seven plant families – from elegant roses to otherworldly orchids and magnificent magnolias – as well as a dedicated chapter for unusual specimens.
About the Author
Adriana Picker is an award-winning artist and illustrator with a lifelong passion for flower, plants and botanical illustration. Adriana's clients range from Vogue and Gourmet Traveller, to Quay Restaurant, Mambo, Absolut Vodka, Mecca Cosmetics and T2. She has also worked in film costume design, most notably for The Great Gatsby, Mad Max: Fury Road and Hacksaw Ridge. She has illustrated three previous books, The Garden of Earthly Delights, Where the Wildflowers Grow, and The Cocktail Garden. Adriana is currently living and working in New York.
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