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Flowers in Shadow: A Photographer Discovers a Victorian Botanical Journal

by Zeva Oelbaum (Photographer)

Other authors: Susan Orlean (Contributor), Sara Stein (Contributor)

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0847823865, Hardcover)

The market for books on botanical subjects is very strong, from volumes that reproduce antique drawings to books of contemporary botanical photography. Flowers in Shadow offers the best of both worlds in an innovative package.

In the pages of this artful volume enclosed in a beautiful cloth case with a debossed image, photographer Zeva Oelbaum at once captures the beauty of a century-old botanical journal found in a tiny antiques shop in New England and interprets it anew through sumptuous duotone photography. By layering the original journal pages, using natural light to bring out the subtle textures of the pressed plants and paper, then photographing them, she has created a memorable collection of botanical images.

Every photograph is a unique composition, featuring a different plant and displaying the notations of the young botanist who created the original journal. Each plant is accompanied by an informative description by Sara Stein as well. With an evocative foreword by Susan Orlean, an introduction by Stein on the nature of botany during the Victorian Era, and the author's preface that relates the history of the journal, Flowers in Shadow is an informative and stunning volume that will delight lovers of fine art photography, gardeners, and fans of botanical imagery and Victoriana.

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